Ice Climbing

Private Instruction or Guiding

Many of our instructors and guides are available for individual lessons or private guided trips. We have the ability to customize an experience based on skillset and needs. If you have something specific in mind, email mountain@ucalgary.ca and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

Intro Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is an exciting, technical sport that is a key component in the mountaineering skill set. In this beginner course, certified ACMG guides teach movement skills, belaying, how to use crampons and technical ice tools, and how to place ice screws. Lessons are on Saturdays at a popular climbing destination in the Rockies. A pre-trip meeting the night before covers details and safety. 16 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: ACMG guide, use of technical equipment.

Ice Climbing Weekend

We've tacked on an extra day to Intro Ice Climbing so that you have more time to practice with our ACMG guides. Learn the basics and improve techniques while enjoying new Rocky Mountain locations each day. Beginners and experienced climbers are welcome. A pre-trip meeting the night before covers details and safety. 16 years and up. Prerequisite: none. Includes: ACMG guide, use of technical equipment.