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1-day Surprise Pass Ski Touring, Mount Fairview, Lake Louise

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Come and enjoy a full day of great ski touring on the Surprise Pass around Mount Fairview at Lake Louise in the Rockies of Alberta, Canada with IFMGA certified guide, Brent.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




* Spend a full day enjoying the Surprise Pass skiing route in the Rockies.

* See the beautiful landscape of the Banff National Park and Lake Louise.

* Circumvent the amazing Fairview mountain.


There are a number of amazing ski touring routes in the Rockies of Canada. However, few can confidently be referred to as classic. However, in the case of the Surprise Pass route, the word classic can be, without hesitation, attributed to it. And on this full day trip, you will get to enjoy this amazing route that will take you around the beautiful Fairview mountain (2,744m).

Incredibly scenic, as it is located in the Banff National Park, and is in very close proximity to the famed Lake Louise, the Surprise Pass route will almost certainly leave you wanting more.

The Surprise Pass route will take you past the glacial slopes of Mount Aberdeen. It will take you across a beautiful frozen lake. It will take you around the Fairview mountain. And it will thrill you with an approximately 700 meter descent. Thus giving you a truly fulfilling ski touring experience. And also keep in mind that all of this fun occurs under the gazing peaks of the majestic Rocky mountains.

To participate on this trip, you  should be in good physical condition. You should also be an at least moderate level skier.

Beautiful, exciting, fun and classic, the Surprise Pass ski route around the Fairview mountain really does have it all. And that you can enjoy the whole thing in a single day is a feat all on its own. To enjoy it for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Would you like to do some ski mountaineering on one of the highest mountain in the Rockies? Then join me on this trip to Mount Andromeda in the Columbia Icefield.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Based in Canmore, Alberta, I am an IFMGA- and ACMG-certified mountain guide. I also serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and am a founding partner of the Outward Bound Veterans Program.

My mission is for you to learn the skills to be competent and independent in the backcountry. I will break down complex skill sets into individual building blocks for you to learn progressively and confidently. After learning the skills, you will get to practice them in the backcountry with my guidance or that of one of the ACMG-certified guides in my team.





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What people are saying about Brent



I recommend booking with Brent no matter what level of climber you are. He is able to cater the day to exactly what you'll be looking for. In my experience, making the transition to outdoor climbing can be intimidating for a number of reasons. But with the way these routes are bolted, there's a level of comfort not typically found outdoors. Again, I recommend this to anyone at any level. It can be as challenging or as easy of a day as you want it to be.



Brent single-handedly convinced us that we need to return to Canmore. He was highly meticulous and professional, which everyone who is climbing should appreciate in a guide. Thanks Brent! You made our trip amazing.



Admin was efficient for paying Communications were hit and miss. Took too long to answer questions about the day / route etc. We were beginners and the guide chose a route that was too challenging. One member of group dropped out the day before. The requested refund never even got a reply about. Let alone confirmation



Great guide, found us snow in the driest of year



Brent is an excellent guide. He was stoked to be able to share his mountain environment with others. Unfortunately he had damaged his knee so arranged for another local guide to take me out for the day. Ethan was also exceptional. Brent got in contact to ensure my day was tailored to me my experience and to ensure I got the most out of the day. I was without a car so Brent picked me up and dropped me off I had a great morning in the mountains learning new techniques for multi pitch routes and then spent the afternoon working on my trad gear placement and anchor building. Excellent instruction on gear placement and rating it. We fitted so much into the day. But always with an inclusive teaching style. I can’t recommend them enough. Both guides passionately sharing their knowledge and teaching skills, keen for their clients to learn to be more independent safer and capable in the mountains.

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