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5-day mountaineering course in Banff National Park

Bow Mountain winter
Bow Mountain course

Gain basic mountaineering skills while exploring for 5 days the beautiful Canadian Rockies from the Bow Hut, in the Banff National Park, with Patrick, a local ACMG certified alpine guide.

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5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Learn how to become a mountaineer in this exciting 5-day course in the stunning Canadian Rockies. During these days, we will be based in the Bow Hut, located on the eastern edge of the Wapta Icefield in the Banff National Park.

This spot is ideal to learn basic techniques and safety measures, and put that knowledge into practice! With fantastic landscapes and exhilarating summits, you’ll love this adventure in the Canadian mountains.

During these 5 days, I’ll teach you some of the most important mountaineering skills. For example, how to assess the safety of the place, possible risks and how to act in case of an emergency.

You’ll need to rent (or bring) technical equipment for this trip. We’ll go over its use, how to take care of it and its limitations. The list includes a helmet, harnesses, a backpack, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe and glacial travel/crevasse rescue kit. Most importantly, I’ll teach you how to use an ice axe and some other self-arrest techniques.

You’ll also learn about navigation and route planning. This will be useful for our following climbs in the nearby summits, weather permitting.

Other things we’ll review include: glacial travel methods, glacier morphology and crevasses, snow & ice travel techniques and anchors. In addition, you’ll learn the basis of crevasse rescue.

So book your trip now and get ready to become a mountaineer. I would love to guide you through the impressive Canadian Rockies in the beautiful Banff National Park.

About the guide

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.






Canmore, AB, Canada

What people are saying about Patrick Lindsay

Jia Patel


February, 2021

Patrick was extremely helpful and patient as I was a beginner. My safety was his priority which was great. Would definitely recommend him.

Rosalyn Cowe


January, 2021

Patrick was a great guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the half day ice climbing - I would fully recommend to anyone!

Lara Ingram


March, 2019

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!!

Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 5877 Each

Group of 2

CAD 3686 Each

Group of 3

CAD 2964 Each

Group of 4

CAD 2604 Each

Group of 5

CAD 2372 Each

Group of 6

CAD 2217 Each

Group of 7

CAD 2655 Each

Group of 8

CAD 2500 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include GST (Good and Service Tax)




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