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Ice Climbing Winter Outdoor Activities

There are two types of travellers in the world: those who prefer ice in their campfire beverages and those who see ice and think, "I need to climb that." Alberta specializes in both, but the latter will probably get you more likes. Probably. ● Good to know: Ice climbing is the sport of using specialized tools to scale frozen vertical surfaces. Beginner pitches are kind of like climbing a chilly ladder. ● Try it: Sign up for a weekend ice-climbing course. The pros will take you from tying knots to getting vertical with an ice axe in less than two days. ● Level up: Book a multi-day ice-climbing trip to scale some of the best crags, glaciers, icefalls and icewalls on the planet. Enough said. 
Ice climbing at Johnston Canyon Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon | Anthony Redpath

Ice climbing at Johnston Canyon Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon | Anthony Redpath

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Ridgeline Guiding Services

Canmore, Alberta
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Based in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Ridgeline's professionally certified ACMG guides are happy to provide you with enjoyable mountain guided experiences for all skill levels. We offer private guided trips and training courses in the areas of: Rock, Ice, & Alpine Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Scrambling, Via Ferrata Tours, Rescue, Navigation, & more. Contact us today and lets start making memories tomorrow that last a lifetime!!

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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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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The Great Canadian Adventure Company

Ryley, Alberta

The Great Canadian Adventure Company provides the ability to completely plan an unforgettable wilderness adventure vacation to your specifications anywhere in Alberta. From hiking rafting and horseback pack trips in the summer to dogsledding snowmobiling and downhill skiing in the winter we can make your adventure dream a reality.

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