Join Patrick, an ACMG-certified alpine guide, for this exciting and informational 2-day ice climbing course for beginners in the beautiful scenery surrounding Canmore.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Join me and spend two days learning many of the necessary techniques needed to ice climb efficiently and with great style, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies.
After meeting up in Canmore, we will immediately head out and hit the ice. Over the course of the two days, we will climb in a variety of locations around Canmore, ensuring you get all the exposure you need to different types of ice.
Along the way you will learn how to walk on crampons and use ice tools, the best ways to stay warm while climbing, necessary climbing knots and how to belay. By the end of the two days you will be ready for more ice climbing adventures in the future!
While you are not making you way up icefalls, you will have time to explore the idyllic town of Canmore. There is plenty to do including shopping and, as a treat at the end of the night, two local craft breweries and whiskey distilleries to sample and enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun and informative 2-day ice climbing course in the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies!
If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my half-day introduction to climbing that is also located near Canmore!
- Guiding fee
We will meet up at GearUp Mountain Sport and Rentals or the local Rocky Mountain Bagel Co on Bow Valley Trail.
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.
Patrick was extremely helpful and patient as I was a beginner. My safety was his priority which was great. Would definitely recommend him.
Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!
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!!
Half-day Intro to Ice Climbing Near Canmore, Canada
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