Ice Climbing

Private Mountaineering Guiding - Summer 2022

One of our ACMG-certified guides would love to guide up on a mountaineering ascent, or teach you your bucket list of mountaineering skills! Ratios are dependent on objectives, with most glacier mountaineering climbs accomodating a 3:1 guest to guide ratio and technical objectives accomodating a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio. Instructional groups and days at single pitch venues can typically accomodate up to six guests per guide.

Please contact us for a complete quote. Rates begin at $575 per day for one guest, with an additional $50 for each additional guest. Guests will also be responsible for Guide expenses, such as mileage, or for transporting the guide to the program venue. Guests will also be responsible for expenses such as hut and camping fees, guides' food, and backcountry passes for overnight trips. Certain very long objectives completed in a single day may have an additional surcharge applied.

Please contact ocprograms@ucalgary.ca for a detailed quote.

Ice Climbing Sampler Day

Ice climbing is an exciting, technical sport, and a key component to the mountaineering skillset. Join us for a day of experiential climbing on a frozen waterfall in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!
In this sampler day, learn the basics of ice climbing, movement, belaying, and the use of crampons and ice tools – first-time climbers are welcome! 

Ice Climbing Intro Weekend

Ice climbing is an exciting, technical sport, and a key component to the mountaineering skillset. Join us for a two days of climbing frozen waterfalla in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!

This 2-day course is a comprehensive introduction to top-rope ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies.
Learn the ice climbing basics including movement, belaying, and the use of crampons and ice tools. Then spend your time practicing on more ice, and further develop techniques for steeper terrain and risk management.

Multi-Pitch Monday (Ice)

Join us on Mondays and learn techniques specific to climbing multiple pitches of ice, including rope management and mitigating the risks of overhead hazard and exposure. Ascend a classic multi-pitch ice climb in the Canadian Rockies!

Indoor Intro to Dry Tooling and Mixed Climbing

Our concrete climbing wall is like no other in Canada, designed to facilitate practice of a variety of outdoor climbing techniques.
Join us on the wall for an introduction to dry tooling techniques and various mixed climbing skills that are essential for climbers interested in developing their ability to climb longer, more difficult ice and mixed routes.