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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

Jasper National Park | Jeff Bartlett

Ice Climbing

Jasper National Park | Jeff Bartlett

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Learn to Ice Climb Adventure - Basic Ice

The hidden gem of the Canadian Rockies winter activity list is ice climbing. Enjoy two days of professional instruction by our certified guides. No experience necessary. All gear included. Optional add-on day available for $345.

Expires: 2018-03-21
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HI Wilderness Hostels Season's Pass

There are nine wilderness hostels in the Rockies that are open through the winter, and with a season’s pass, you can stay at any of them as much as you want until May 31 for one price. Plus, get discounted stays at nearby hostels in Banff, Lake Louise and Nordegg.

Expires: 2018-05-31
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Abbott Pass Classic Alpine

This trip is perfect for intermediate alpine climbers looking for some of the most classic alpine climbs in the Canadian Rockies. Over two nights and three days starting from Lake O’Hara we will make our way up to the National Historic Site of the Abbott Pass Hut. Private dates available.

Expires: 2018-07-06
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Cloud Nine Guides

Canmore, Alberta
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Cloud Nine Guides is a mountain school & internationally (IFMGA) certified guide service located in Canmore, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. It provides guiding and instruction for ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and backcountry skiing / split boarding ventures. The programs are run in the form of single and multi-day trips, all abilities are welcome.

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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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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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