Canada Alpine Guides - Mountaineering and Climbing in Alberta's Rocky Mountains

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info@cdnalpine.com

Box 40087
Canmore, AB
T1W 3H9


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Drytooling course in the Canadian Rockies!

Mixed climbing has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and this course is a great way to learn the skills to enjoy this style of winter climbing!

Drytooling & Mixed climbing courses

Winter 2017/18 Dates:

  • Nov 18-19th, 2017
  • Dec 16-17th, 2017
Cost: $325 + GST
Maximum Group Size: 4
Meeting Spot & Time: 8:00am in Canmore (details will be sent out to all participants well in advance)
Custom Dates: Drytooling lessons available year round. Mixed climbing available Dec - Apr.
To Register:
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to book your spot on this course with the remainder due 2 weeks prior to start date.
  • Please send us an e-mail (info@cdnalpine.com) and we will provide you with an electronic invoice for the deposit or total amount (let us know which you would prefer). Payment can be made online using a credit card or PayPal, by e-mail transfer, or by mailing a cheque.
Prerequisites: At least a couple days of ice climbing experience. Rock climbing experience really helps as well! Participants should also be familiar with basic climbing skills such as belaying, and expect the climbing to be strenuous on the arms & upper body.

Learning to lead mixed climbs near Canmore.

Agenda

Days 1 & 2 - An awesome two days of drytooling and mixed climbing in the Bow Valley! We will practice movement skills, clipping and dealing with gear, leading techniques, safety considerations, and of course do tons of climbing! Because the group size is so small, it is not neccessary for everyone on the course to be at the exact same skill level, we will choose venues that have a variety of difficulties of climbs.

Optional Day 3 - Multipitch Ascent: Course participants can add on a discounted day of multipitch ice or mixed climbing in groups of 1 or 2 people. $400 for 1 person, $225 each for 2 people. There may be a higher charge for long routes such as those on the Coire Dubh Wall. Please request this option in advance. See the[ice] page for more information on guided ascents.

Mixed climbing lessons in the Bow Valley, Alberta.

Gear List

Group gear such as ropes, ice tools, and carabiners will be provided by Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. You can either bring your own personal gear or borrow most items from us at no charge. Please just let us know if you would like to borrow anything for the course. Ice Climbing Boots and clothing is not available for loan and must be rented or purchased. Rental and purchase information can be found here.
  • Ice Climbing Boots
  • Small Pack (about 30 litres) - available for loan
  • Crampons - available for loan
  • Harness - available for loan
  • Helmet - available for loan
  • Sweater/Fleece
  • Winter Jacket or Goretex/Softshell Jacket
  • Winter Pants or Goretex/Softshell Pants
  • Long Underwear
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Toque
  • Water Bottle/Thermos
  • Lunch
Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides - info@cdnalpine.com - Canmore, Alberta, Canada