Glacier Hiking

Go to places that only mountaineers see. Hike across ancient glaciers in high alpine passes with the help of ACMG guides. No climbing experience needed.


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Abbott Pass

This weekend glacier hiking trip will take you through one of the most historic and scenic passes in the Canadian Rockies. We'll stay at Abbot Pass Hut—a remarkable stone building built by Swiss guides in the 1920's. On the second day, depending on conditions, we will either descend the Victoria Glacier as it snakes down between the cliffs and glaciers of Victoria and Lefroy, or use the Fuhrman Ledges on the East face of Mt Lefroy. Both options are equally stunning. Prerequisite: very good fitness, previous hiking or backpacking experience. Includes: ACMG certified guide, accommodation, Lake O’Hara bus, glacier safety gear.

Wapta Icefields 3 Day Hike

The Wapta Icefeilds are an amazing place for people to experience the extensive glaciers which come together to form the Wapta. This trip is an ideal introduction to glacier hiking and a perfect stepping stone into mountaineering, as we traverse from Bow Lake across the Bow and Peyto Glaciers to Peyto Lake. Our group will stop at Alpine Club of Canada huts each night and carry light packs. For those with extra energy, we will hike up an easy snow peak in the middle of a glacier the second day. No special equipment or climbing experience is required. Prerequisite: very good fitness, previous hiking or backpacking experience. Includes: ACMG certified guide, accommodation, glacier safety gear.

Wenkchemna Opbain to Lake O-hara Hike

Spend a day with us on a spectacular glacier hike in Banff and Yoho National Parks, where we'll travel through the heart of the Lake Louise group of mountains. Good trails lead us to Wenkchemna Pass though the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Our route then takes us past the 'eagles eyrie' to Opabin Pass on little-traveled paths. We negotiate two small glaciers at Opabin Pass to join the trails of Lake O'Hara. Prerequisite: very good fitness, previous hiking experience. Includes: ACMG certified guide, Lake O’Hara bus, glacier safety gear.