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Join me on this lead climbing course in Bow Valley, Alberta, and explore one of the most beautiful parts of Canada
Rock climbing is an extremely complete sport. You get to feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins, while strategically thinking about your next move.
However, rock climbing could be risky. More so if you focus on lead climbing. Thus, it’s important to do it with a professional guide. So my main goal is that you enjoy this trip and learn to be a lead climber, while being safe.
Located near Banff in the province of Alberta, Bow Valley is the perfect scenario for this course. The walls here are long and have multiple pitches, alongside with classic climbing routes. Making them ideal for a wide range of climbers.
This course is perfect for those seeking to be lead climbers, or just to improve on your skills. It normally lasts 2 days, but I purposely left the itinerary open. So we can review most of the content in just one, or extend it as many days as you want.
We will focus on leading techniques, and go over belaying ones. Additionally, we’ll review everything that has to do with rope anchors, especially how to clean them safely. And of course, we’ll go through rappelling techniques, as well as proper communications. But most importantly, there will be some fine climbing and top notch crags waiting for you!
So if you want to explore this stunning place in Canada, and learn everything you need to be a lead climber, join me on this course! Send me a request and I’ll make sure you learn a lot, be safe, and above all, have an amazing time in Bow Valley, Canada!
However, if winter is what you like, check out this Ski touring weekend in Lake Louise, I also guide in the Rockies.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
I recommend you to bring the following items:
• Long pants to climb in. These should be wool/nylon blend or Scheoller material
• Light shirt or T-shirt
• Wool or fleece long sleeve shirt
• Heavyweight fleece or insulated/down jacket
• Water proof outer jacket with hood (Gore-Tex)
• Waterproof outer pants, preferably with side zips on legs
• Light weight gloves
• Warm hat/touque
• Neck tube/Bellaclava
// EQUIPMENT LIST:
You will need to bring:
• Approach shoes or light weight boots
• Backpack: Large enough to carry spare clothing, lunch, water and climbing gear. Approx. 40 liters
• Climbing harness
• Rock climbing shoes, comfy shoes for all day use
• Climbing helmet
• Chalk bag
• Belay device with locking carabiner
• Sunglasses with good UV protection
• Sun cream
• Lip Sun Cream.
• Headlamp with fresh batteries.
• Water Bottle (1L minimum).
• Lunch for long day out in the mountains
• Pocket knife.
• Blister kit (‘moleskin’, ‘Second Skin’)
• Trekking pole or old ski pole, optional
About the 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.
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