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3-day trekking traverse in Wapta Glacier (Banff National Park)

Join Brent, IFMGA-certified guide, for this 3-day ice trekking trip in the stunning Wapta ice field of Western Canada!

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration3 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Cross the jawdropping icefields of the classic Wapta route during this 3-day guided journey!

During this trip, we will spend three days exploring some of the most stunning landscapes in all of Western Canada as we explore the Wapta icefield, located in the area around Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, and the Continental Divide. The landscape is stark and stunning, with a rugged maze of crevasses crossing the rocky icefield.  You will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and hopefully come away with a new appreciation for the immensity and solitude of remote alpine landscapes.

Our journey will begin with the trek up to Bow Hut, run by the Alpine Club of Canada.  There, we will have an introductory meeting that will give you the chance to familiarize yourself with the equipment we will be using.  We will also enjoy a delicious, three-course dinner.  The following day, we will strap on our crampons and explore the glacier on foot.  As we walk, you will learn about the glacier while you practice your new alpine skills.  The third day, we have the option to either ascend a nearby mountain or complete a traverse to Peyto Hut.

While some equipment such as crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and rope will be provided, you will need to bring certain gear such as warm clothing, mountaineering boots, and a 40L backback.  A complete packing list will be provided.  The price includes half board, so you will need to bring your own lunch and water.

Book now and it will be a memorable and rewarding experience exploring a breathtaking alpine landscape while learning skills for all your future mountaineering and ice trekking adventures!

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Accommodation

We will stay at mountain huts run by the Alpine Club of Canada - Bow Hut and possibly Peyto Hut

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 2114 each

Group of 2

CAD 1186 each

Group of 3

CAD 903 each

Group of 4

CAD 748 each

Group of 5

CAD 645 each

Group of 6

CAD 568 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

Price includes: Guide, glacier travel equipment, dinner. Does not include: Personal gear, lunch, water


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