Ice Climbing

Climb a frozen waterfall! Our ACMG guides teach beginner to advanced skills for you to enjoy classic Rocky Mountain ice climbs.


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Youth Ice

FAMILY FRIENDLY  Encourage your teen to try a new winter sport and take advantage of world-class ice climbing in the front ranges of the Rockies. In this program, youth will learn how to use ice axes and crampons in a fun, safe day out with our experienced, certified ACMG guides. Parents are welcome to register as well to make it a family activity. All participants must attend the pre-trip meeting. First-time climbers welcome. Includes: ACMG guide, all equipment. *Youth 13 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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.

Advanced Ice Weekend

Master your ice climbing skills. On the first day of this 3-day weekend, we'll focus on steep ice technique, anchor building and the basics of multi-pitch climbing. Participant to instructor ratio of 6:1. Days 2 and 3 are multi-pitch days with grades up to WI 5 and routes as long as 300m in which we'll focus on multi-pitch skills. 2:1 ratio. Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore and/or the Ghost River areas will be chosen depending on conditions. 19 years and up. Prerequisite: Intro Ice Climbing or equivalent. Includes: ACMG guide, use of technical equipment.

Multi-Pitch Monday (Ice)

Extend your Ice Climbing Weekend and go a little higher. Learn multi-pitch techniques and climb with our ACMG certified climbing guides in a low participant to instructor ratio of 2:1. 16 years and up. Prerequisite: must have completed an Ice Climbing Weekend or equivalent this year. Includes: ACMG guide, use of technical equipment.