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Half-day Intro to Ice Climbing Near Canmore, Canada


Join Patrick, an ACMG-certified alpine guide, for this fun and informative half-day introduction to ice climbing in the idyllic town of Canmore.



1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Learn how to properly use all the necessary ice climbing equipment.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies surrounding Canmore.
  • Reward yourself after the course with a refreshing local beer or whiskey.


Join me for this exciting and informational half-day introduction to ice climbing course near Canmore, Canada!

We will meet up in the morning at either GearUp Mountain Sport and Rentals or the local Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. Once there, we will fit you with your equipment and get cracking.

One of the perks of a course such as this one is that we get to learn while we go. I will show you all the necessary techniques for you to get started ice climbing on some easy pitches.

By the end of the day, you will have some of the basic skills that you need to go on further and more challenging ice climbing adventures.

Because the day is relatively short and the climbing is very easy, this is the perfect adventure for busy vacationers and families!

Once we have concluded our day and said our goodbyes, be sure to head back into the hamlet of Canmore and reward yourself at one of the two local breweries or distilleries.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun and informative half-day introduction to ice climbing in the beautiful scenery of Lower Grassi Lake, near Canmore!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 2-day ice climbing course for beginners!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Mountaineering boots

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws


More info

Children must be at least 10 years old to participate in this activity.

Meeting point

GearUp Mountain Sport and Rentals or the local Rocky Mountain Bagel Co on Bow Valley Trail.

About the guide

I'm a Full Alpine Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.
I has climbed across the lower 48 United States, Western Canada, multiple expeditions to Alaska, and Greece. Calling Canmore home, I feel my best attribute is my passion for teaching and sharing what I have learned over the years of being in the mountains. Combining my mountain experience with my thousands of hours as an industrial rope access tech/supervisor, as well as, being a SAR Rope Rescue Leader, my guests can be assured that they are in good hands.

I holds an Adventure Guide Diploma through Thompson Rivers University, which is one of the world’s premiere adventure tourism programs where students spend two years refining their mountain craft and business skills associated with the adventure tourism industry.

I'm proud to be at a point in my career where I can guide full time and I'm able to share my love of the mountains with my guests. I'm always looking forward to the next adventure and building long lasting relationships with my guests. I'm one of those people who’s passion and love for life is contagious.





What people are saying about this trip

Jia Patel


February, 2021

Patrick was extremely helpful and patient as I was a beginner. My safety was his priority which was great. Would definitely recommend him.

Rosalyn Cowe


January, 2021

Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!

Lara Ingram


March, 2019

What a thrilling experience! My husband has been wanting to Ice Climb for some time, so I arranged this during our ski trip to Banff. Needless to say the process was easy, all gear, lunch and transportation was arranged for us. Being on vacation you dont always have everything you need for a trip like this, our guide Patrick thought of everything, he even brought extra clothing for us in case we needed more warmth!! The whole adventure was more than we hoped for, thank you so much to Patrick and the team for making this memorable!!


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