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Banff mountain climbing initiation course in the Rockies

Join Jeff, an ACMG-certified mountain guide, for this informative, scenic and exciting 3-day Banff mountain climbing initiation course in the Canadian Rockies. Learn necessary technical and safety skills on the Columbia Ice field and around Lake Louise while getting the chance to summit Mount Athabasca.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration6 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of British Columbia.

  • Get the chance to climb Mount Athabasca.

  • Learn necessary climbing and safety skills throughout the trip.


Nestled into the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, a Banff mountain climbing initiation course is the perfect way to learn a new sport in some simply stunning surroundings!

Over the course of our 6 days together, we will take you from hiking and scrambling skills to some basic alpinist skills, which will allow you to ascend over tough rock, snow and ice terrain.

The adventure begins on the Columbia ice field, where we will go over snow and ice climbing skills and crevasse rescue skills. Once we’re feeling comfortable with these, we will make a summit attempt of Mount Athabasca  (3,491 meters/11,453 feet).

For the second half of the trip, we will transfer to Lake Louise and embark on the rock climbing portion of the trip.  Over the following three days, we will make various single-pitch and alpine rock climbing ascents, selecting the perfect spot based on your climbing level.

By the end of the trip, you will be ready to take on further mountain climbing challenges and training. But before it’s all over, you’ll already be planning your next mountain climbing trip to Canada!

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this informative and scenic Banff mountain climbing initiation course in the stunning Canadian Rockies!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something a bit more advanced, then we think you may also enjoy our 3-day ascent of Mount Victoria via Lefroy and Abbot Pass!


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Please contact me for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

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Equipment you will need to bring



Water bottle

Other gear: mountaineering boots

About the guide

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Alpine Air Adventures is an independent mountain guiding business run by Jeff Bullock. I am a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, with my training and certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Canadian Avalanche Association.

We specialize in outdoor Banff adventures including: rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses.

Based out of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alpine Air offers everything mountain. My main emphasize is to offer safe and unforgettable Banff adventures to my guests. With the allure of the mountains right at my doorstep I am always keen to take on any adventure and I am excited to have you along. Contact me to begin organizing your dream mountain ascent or descent.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 1299 each

Group of 2

CAD 1299 each

Group of 3

CAD 1299 each

Group of 4

CAD 1299 each

Group of 5

CAD 1299 each

Group of 6

CAD 1299 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Group equipment: Rope, Harness, Helmet, Crampons, Ice-axe

Price details

• Price does not include 20% tax.

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Contact us at +1 (857) 320-3528