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Canadian Rockies guided ice climbing day

Join IFMGA-certified guide David for an exciting ice climbing day in the beautiful Canadian Rockies! Open to beginners and advanced climber, this tour can be customized to your goals and time availability.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for a fun and exciting ice climbing program in the wonderful Canadian Rockies! Open to every skill level, for this program you can choose between a variety of progam durations and locations. Join me this season for a climbing tour to remember.

For this program, we can work out together an itinerary that works for you. I can customize a 2-day to 4-day tour, starting late November through February.

This program is available for different for Beginners to Advanced.

In the evening before our climbing day (or days), I will meet you for a final equipment check. We will also go over last minute changes subject to weather and avalanche conditions, plus logistics. Finally, we will sign a liability waiver. Next day, we will typically 7:30am at the climbing site. The activity generally ends by 5:00pm.

As for the routes, these will be determined by your experience and goals. Possible locations within the Canadian Rockies include the area around these towns:

  • Cranbrook
  • Invemere
  • Golden
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • and Canmore

All of the above offer different accommodation options.

In terms of ice climbing locations, possibilities these include: Haffner creek, Grotto Canyon, King creek, Carlsberg & Guinness gully, Polar Circus, Weeping wall, Shades of Beauty and many more.

As for the usual weather conditions in the Rocky Mountain, you can expect cold and dry days.  In winter, temperatures vary between -25°C and -10°C during the day, and closer to zero in the spring.

Interested in a Canadian Rockies guided ice climbing day? Request your booking! For other winter programs with me, check out Burnie Glacier Chalet ski week in BC, Canada and Niseko week-long ski touring program, Japan.



Available at the different potential base towns, such as: Cranbrook, Invemere, Golden, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and Canmore. Not included in the pricel

More info

Technical climbing equipment and Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, and maps) are included in the price.

Meeting point

7.30 am close to the climbing location. Transfer to the climbing location can be done by car pool, depending on the number of climbers, to minimize costs.



About the guide

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I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.

The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.

The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

CAD 568 each

Group of 2

CAD 322 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price is per person, per day. Not included: lunch, snacks, 5% gst tax, transportation for guide/guest, accommodation, meals for guide and guest, personal ice climbing equipment, trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, and medical insurance.

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