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3-day Alpine skills course at the Peyto Hut on the Wapta Icefield in Banff (Group)

3-day Alpine skills course at the Peyto Hut on the Wapta Icefield in Banff (Group) | undefined

Come with Maarten, an ACMG certified mountain guide, and develop your alpine skills on this 3-day course in Peyto Hut and the Wapta Icefield surroundings, inside the Banff National Park of Canada.



3 Days





* Improve your alpine skills on this course at the Peyto Hut.

* Enjoy ascents around the Wapta Icefield with an experienced guide.

* Go on a unique outdoor adventure in Canada.


Situated in the north section of the Wapta Icefield and very near the Peyto Glacier, Peyto Hut is an alpine hut inside the Banff National Park. This is the oldest national park in Canada and is located in the Rocky Mountains, one of the most popular destinations for snow and mountain activities in the country.

On this opportunity, I invite you to combine an alpine course with ascents on the Wapta Icefield. The purpose of the course is to help you improve your alpine skills and prepare you for future experiences in the mountains. I’ll teach you what I know and give you useful advice.

During these 3 days, our base will be the Peyto Hut and we’ll explore the beautiful areas surrounding the Wapta Icefield. We’ll arrange the accommodation and meals for you and you’ll share the experience with other participants in a group trip. Please, consider that it’s important to have a good level of fitness for this trip.

So, do you find this course at the Peyto hut interesting? Then, don’t hesitate to send the request and book your place. We’ll start making all the necessary arrangements right away.

Another good option could be this 4-day mountaineering trip in Valley of the Ten Peaks. Check it out!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


More info

Don't forget to bring your boots.

Meeting point


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Moderate level of fitness. Must be able to carry overnight pack for up to 6hrs on inclined terrain with snow.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

As far in advance as possible. Uphill hiking (or training) with weight in the backpack can be some of the best training for this kind of trip.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

Ideally, you climb with your own equipment. If required, we can outfit you with all technical equipment (for free) and boots (small fee). Personal items, overnight gear etc are required. All technical equipment will be provided.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

Available upon request.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

We'll be staying in the Bow and Peyto huts operated by the ACC. Bunks, mattresses, stoves, fuel and kitchen equipment is located at the hut. Guide and guests will carry in food (mix of fresh and dehydrated) to the hut, where the guide will provide the cooking.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Alternate plans will be made by the guide. Challenging weather is inherent to the mountain experience, but hardly ever stops us from completing alternate objectives. No refunds are available due to inclement weather. Refunds are only available if the guiding service cancels the trip entirely due to safety concerns or personal reasons. Please see next paragraph regarding trip cancellation/interruption insurance.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

Emergency medical travel insurance is required and trip cancellation/interruption insurance is strongly recommended. No rescue insurance is required in the Canadian National Parks, but you are required to purchase a Park Pass for the duration of the trip to cover any potential rescue.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

The ratio for this objective is 1 guide to 6 guests. If you'd like to have a larger group on this objective, please inquire. We can bring on additional guides.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

June to September

Can I join a group?

We only offer custom groups, but occasionally we will have a group looking for additional members. Please inquire.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Growing up in the rather flat country of the Netherlands, I never knew what I was missing till visiting the Canadian Rockies in my early 20s. We live in the small town of Exshaw, surrounded by tall limestone peaks. I'm a passionate alpine climber, working and recreating around Banff, Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. I'm certified as an apprentice Alpine Guide with the ACMG.

The Canadian Rockies are most known for their spectacular (and reliable!) ice and mixed climbing. Whether you're hoping to tick one of the hard classics or learn to swing an ice tool, we have it all!

Please contact me if you're interested in both a guided and educational mountain experience, in the Canadian Rockies and beyond!


English | Dutch

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