Explore the remote and stunning scenery of the Canadian backcountry. Heading out into the mountainous wilderness of the world’s second largest country opens up near endless ice climbing possibilities.
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Boasting beautiful and varied landscapes, Canada is a veritable paradise for ice climbers. Outside of the aforementioned areas, Canada is home to numerous ice climbing hot spots.
Way up in the north of the country, in the Yukon Territory, the ice climbing season even extends for another couple of months.
Kluane National Park and Reserve, which is home to some of the tallest peaks in the country, boasts numerous excellent ice climbing opportunities. Mount Logan, which is Canada’s tallest mountain, boasts probably the best alpine wall climb in North America on its eastern ridge. Certainly a worthy challenge for competent climbers.
During the winter, you can expect freezing temperatures and snow from November until March, with temperatures frequently falling well below freezing. Snow is not uncommon throughout the winter season.
For ice climbing in Canada, you will likely fly into the international airports in Calgary (YYC) or Vancouver (YVR). From here it is easiest to rent a car to get to your final destinations, although transport by both bus and rail are also possible.
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