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. 

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Learn to Ice Climb Adventure - Basic Ice

The Canadian Rockies are considered by many to be the ice climbing capital of the world – come find out why.. Enjoy two days of professional instruction by our certified guides. No experience necessary. All gear included.

Expires: 2020-04-03
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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: 2020-06-27
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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Canmore, Alberta
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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is a premier provider of mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche training and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. We run trips, programs and courses from beginner to expert level and have some of the top mountain guides in Canada.

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Banff Alpine Guides

Banff, Alberta

Guided rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, ski touring in Banff and the surrounding areas. Banff Alpine Guides also offers avalanche courses and climbing instruction. All of the guides and instructors are certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides.

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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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