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

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

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3 Days

Jul, Aug




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

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



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

About the 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.






Canmore, AB, Canada

What people are saying about Brent Peters

Kathleen Lo


July, 2022

My partner and I had an incredibly memorable day climbing with Brent! His expertise is unparalleled and he tailored our trip based on our abilities. Most importantly, he made sure we were safe and enjoying our climb throughout the day. I look forward to climbing with Brent again and would highly recommend him as a guide for anyone exploring the area!

Joanne Ho


July, 2022

Brent is amazing! It was my first time doing a multipitch and I felt safe under Brent's guidance. Great conversation too. Thank you very much!

Stéphane MOREL


April, 2022

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Barb Campbell


March, 2022

Had a great time with Brent who was so patient and willing to share his abundant knowledge with us. A beautiful area to tour and so accessible, would do again!

Samir Gouin


May, 2021

Had a great time and learned lots!

Yi Lu


July, 2020

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