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Climbing & Mountaineering Summer Outdoor Activities

The Canadian Rockies have long been a dream destination for climbers and mountaineers. You’ll find great spots throughout Alberta’s mountain parks. Everyone can experience this exhilarating sport – there are climbing adventures for all ages and skill levels, even if you’ve never done it before. Feel the thrill of conquering your first rock wall or Via Ferrata. Learn the skills to climb over glaciers and scramble up a mountainside. With the expert instruction of professional guides, you’ll be scampering along rock walls with the mountain goats in no time. And if rock climbing is your passion, you’ve come to the right place.

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Bolder Climbing Community

Calgary, Alberta

Bolder Climbing Community is Calgary's first bouldering specific, indoor climbing centre. Focusing on community, atmosphere and developing the sport of rock climbing. Featuring 5300sqft of bouldering terrain, training area, weights, cafe and multi purpose mezzanine. Bolder Climbing Community is perfect for climbers of all abilities!

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Via Ferrata

Banff, Alberta
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In Banff National Park, a unique climbing experience awaits on Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata. Italian for Iron Road, it takes hiking to a new level – and if you can climb a ladder you can climb the Via Ferrata. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide an in-depth safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using a an anchoring system of cables and ladders you'll conquer the pitches and cross a suspension bridge to be literally on top of the world.

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Mt Norquay, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be a local favourite. Famous as the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, the resort offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise including a fully lit terrain park. Après ski, dine at the base of the mountain in the Cascade Lodge or at the top in the Cliffhouse Bistro.

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Intro to Mountaineering

This is Canada's premier beginner mountaineering course. Based from the Wapta Icefields this program is for outdoor enthusiasts wanting a solid grounding in mountaineering. The glacier and surrounding peaks will be our classroom. We provide food, hut accommodations, transport and group/technical gear - all you need is an adventurous attitude!

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Learn to Rock Climb - Outdoor Rock Intro Course

The Outdoor Rock Intro course is designed for those who have never climbed before or who have done some basic climbing either in the gym or outdoors. In this course you will learn basic climbing movement skills and top rope techniques for rock climbing outdoors.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Raft + Via Ferrata

Ride the frothy swells of the Kananaskis River, then climb the "Explorer" Route at Mt. Norquay's Via Ferrata.

Expires: 2017-09-10
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Tours

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta

Alpine Air Adventures specializes in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses. Fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide and ACMG Guides. AAA offers a variety of private and course based adventures to suit all levels of adventurer.

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Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides

Canmore, Alberta

Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides is a group of fully certified ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guides who live, work and play in the mountain corridors of Banff and Canmore. We are local mountain professionals/risk managers who are passionate about the mountains and we take pride in giving our guests the safest and most unforgettable experiences of their lives. We specialize in custom tailored summer and winter mountain adventures around the Canadian Rockies. If you are a beginner, we have rock climbing courses to introduce you to the sport.

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Peter Amann Mountain Guiding

Jasper, Alberta

With more than 40 years of climbing and guiding experience, Peter Amman specializes in instructional courses, mountaineering and guided rock climbs in the Canadian Rockies near Jasper.

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Events

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2017 MS Hike

Seebe, Alberta
2017-09-09 To 2017-09-09 MST

Taking place in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, the MS Hike is a great way for those looking to challenge themselves and help us get one step closer to ending MS. This one-day guided hike of Mount Yamnuska is a challenging hike with breathtaking views and beautiful terrain. Taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, hikers will be treated to breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as tasty snacks along the route. It will be a beautiful day of excitement, fun and profound accomplishment as you join us in the fight to end MS.Dollars raised by this event goes to funding ground-breaking Canadian MS research. Research that is working to discover the cause, better therapies, and ultimately a cure for MS!

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