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Climbing & Mountaineering Summer Outdoor Activities

If the thought of becoming a human mountain goat hanging off the side of a cliff terrifies you – don’t worry. There’s a starting point for everything, even conquering mountains. • First time: Via ferrata is a type of mountaineering up slopes equipped with steel ladders, steps and cables. It makes scaling a mountain way more accessible. Get the same views of Mt. Norquay as a peregrine falcon does – no experience required. • Rock star: The canyons and cliffs in the Canadian Rockies are what rock climbers’ dreams are made of. Breathtaking views meet heart-stopping multi-pitch routes up limestone and quartzite. Fledgling climber? Sign up for a climbing class. You’ve got to start somewhere. 

Rock Climbing near Banff

Norquay suspension bridge in Banff National Park

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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 favorite. 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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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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spry

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

spry is a unique outdoor and active living store in the Crowsnest Pass, AB. Running, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and yoga is their passion! They sell everything you need to stay active in the mountains. Yoga, fitness, running classes are offered in their studio and out on the trails. Alipine touring, backcountry and nordic skis, snowshoes and snow safety gear are available for rent.

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Ice Climbing Review

This Ice Review introduces skills for people who want to climb ice at the crags and begin multi pitch climbing. Topics addressed include leading techniques, belaying techniques, setting up top rope anchors and how to clean them safely, rappelling, proper communication and do some climbing. Let's climb!

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Via Ferrata Ridgewalker Tour

Overlooking the town of Banff, Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata (Italian for iron road) lets you scale a mountain - with zero mountaineering experience needed on this half-day guided alpine climbing excursion. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Via Ferrata Skyline Route

The five hour Skyline Route at Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata includes an exciting high traverse on a sheer rock wall and crosses an “airy” 55 metre suspension bridge, with panoramic views at the top. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Alpinism.com provides backcountry skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures in Canada and around the world. Trips are led by Mark Klassen, an experienced Mountain Guide certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations.

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours specializes in personalized, small-group tours and activities in winter and summer in Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Operating since 1998, they have grown over the years but their goal remains the same: helping travelers get a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience while visiting Banff. Daily tours include sightseeing trips, wildlife tours, glacier adventures, icewalks and snowshoe adventures which can be experienced on a group tour, or personalized on a private sightseeing experience. Discover Banff Tours use only 24-seater mini-buses and comfortable sprinter vans for their tours, ensuring that they stick to small group sizes to give guests a far more personal experience and better opportunity to chat with their friendly, local and professionally trained guides. Their luxurious in-house fleet of vehicles ensures that you travel in comfort and style - with large viewing windows to enjoy the amazing mountain scenery.

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Rockaboo Mountain Adventures

Jasper, Alberta

We are a small guiding company based in Jasper, Alberta. We specialize in high quality mountain skills training and guided climbing, from the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park to the rugged frontier of beautiful McBride, British Columbia. This diverse area is home to world class ice climbing, stellar rock climbing, and inspiring alpine climbing on the biggest peaks in the Rockies, as well as fantastic ski touring opportunities.

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