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Ice Climbing in Banff, Lake Louise & Sunshine Village

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Join certified guide Jeff Bullock on a full day ice climbing adventure on some great ice falls in the Bow Valley in Alberta, Canada.

Group

Rockies

1 Day

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec

High

Beginner


Highlights

* Enjoy a full day of ice climbing in the amazing Bow Valley.

* See the beautiful natural scenery of Alberta, Canada.

* Gaze at the sky scraping peaks of the Rockies from atop an ice fall.

Description

Offered from November 25th to April 14th. We depart every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Would you like to enjoy a unique ice climbing adventure in Canada? Then join me on this exciting program in Alberta. From Banff and Canmore to Lake Louise, there is a good reason why so many people yearn to visit this wonderful western province. One of the places I would like to show you is the amazing Bow valley, where you can enjoy a full day of exciting ice climbing.

Boasting stunning scenery, the Bow Valley is an incredible place. Within the valley, you can enjoy great views of the Rockies. You can also admire the valley’s gorgeous lakes as well, from the Vermilion lake to the Ghost lake. And because this is an ice climbing trip, the higher you go, the more you will get to see.

If you don’t have ice climbing experience, I can offer you an intro to ice climbing. If you are more advanced, I can show you more challenging ice climbing spots! Whichever your case, you are welcome to join.

During this trip, along with the fun, you’ll have climbing an amazing icefall, you will also get to learn a number of important ice climbing skills. Some examples of those skills include ice climbing safety and basic rope management, which involves belaying and lowering on top rope climbs.

Have you ever wanted to try ice climbing? Then book your place now and join me on this exciting program or on an intro to ice-climbing tailored to your needs!

I can also take you on a 5-day splitboarding adventure near Lake Louise!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Mountaineering boots

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes necessary ice climbing equipment including boots. Price does not include 5% GST.


Details

More info

You can join a group on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from November to March.

Meeting point

Meeting location at our Banff office at 07:30 unless otherwise discussed.

FAQs

What are the start and finish times ?

8:00am - 3:00/4:00pm

Is all equipment included ?

Yes, please provide your shoe size so we can have mountaineering boots ready for you.

What clothes should I wear ?

Dress appropriately for being outside in cold weather. It is better to have multiple layers you can take on and off as your climbing and then not throughout the day.

How will accommodation be handled?

Although lodging is not included, I'd be delighted to provide you with recommendations for comfortable accommodations in the Bow Valley area, including popular spots like Banff and Canmore.

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

From November to March

Can I join a group?

You can join a group on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from November to March.

When and where will we meet?

Our initial meeting will take place on day 1 at our Banff office at 07:30, unless we've made alternative arrangements.

What level of ice climbing experience should I have for this trip?

If you lack prior ice climbing experience, I can provide you with an introductory ice climbing session. For those with more advanced skills, I'm prepared to guide you to more challenging ice climbing locations. Regardless of your level, you are welcome to join us.

What kind of training do you suggest to prepare for this trip?

Ice climbing requires a lot of upper body strength, so it is important to focus on exercises that target your arms, shoulders, and back. Some good exercises include pull-ups, push-ups, and rows. Cardio exercises will also help you build endurance, which is important for ice climbing.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Fairmont Banff Springs Banff Canada
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Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff Canada
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff Canada
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About the guide

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Jeff

4.80

(58)

Mountain Guide

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

ACMG | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Scott

5.00

Jeff was a great teacher and learned way more than I expected. Will definitely go again.

Helen

3.00

Can someone please contact me regarding this tour. I have emailed explore-share and have also spoken to the tour guide regarding a refund. I have tried calling via a WhatsApp but couldn’t get through. Jeff Bullock has assured that you reply quickly and has also assured us a full refund due to extreme cold weather forecast. Please respond. Helen Pascoe

Alan

5.00

Although Jeff was meant to be the lead guide we actually had Josh Mojorossy from Golden. An amazing guide for ice climbing and such a helpful person. He agreed to give me a lift on the day of climbing which I was so grateful for. All correspondence was very clear, and Richard met me the evening before climbing to issue gear. A fist class service All round. Many thanks to all involved.

Heather

5.00

Jesse was a great guide, and the location was gorgeous. There were three different routes set up for various levels of climbing abilities.

Chi

5.00

Everything was good. The guide is super nice and has done an excellent job. My daughter enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend this tour.


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