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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. 

Johnston Canyon | Anthony Redpath

Johnston Canyon | Anthony Redpath

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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!

Expires: 2018-11-30
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Ice Climbing Experience

Come experience the thrill of ice climbing in Banff or Lake Louise this winter. A great activity for individuals, families and kids, with a variety of routes, there's everything available for 1st time climbers right through to the expert! Programs run from December through to late March.

Expires: 2019-04-01
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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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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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