When hiring a guide we can quote you the following costs: guide fees, transportation, Park entry fees when applicable, your personal climbing gear, your lunches & snacks. Goods & Services Tax & gratuities not included.
1 Climber - $495/person
2 Climbers - $280/person
3 Climbers - $225/person
4 Climbers $190/person
5 or more Climbers - Please contact the Yamnuska Office
To properly manage safety there is a maximum of 2 climbers per guide on multi-pitch routes. Certain very complex routes will have a maximum of 1 climber per guide. Single-pitch instructional programs have a maximum ratio of 1:6.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Ice Climbing Season
Ice climbing in Banff, Canmore and the surrounding Canadian Rockies is typically available from late November through until April. Optimum season is mid-December to mid-March for our world famous ice climbing.
For intermediate and advanced ice climbers we offer a full ice climbing guiding service for the longer and more difficult climbs in the Canadian Rockies surrounding Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise. Join a Yamnuska ice climbing guide to experience great climbing, amazing settings and adventure on the frozen waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies.
Our ice climbing guides work in the mountains year round but they live for ice climbing in the winter! The Yamnuska ice guide team is a highly skilled group of certified guides who exchange conditions information within our organization on a daily basis via the exclusive "Yam Ice Exchange". Expert ice climbers and guides, they have the most current conditions reports for climbs in Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. We have a daily check-in requirement for our ice climbing guides and safety is always our first priority. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures has a 7 x 24 duty manager who is equipped to support our guides and guests in the field should the need arise.
Most climbing trips start at our comfortable office in Canmore, Alberta Canada where our guides check conditions reports, file their trip report, and outfit you for any gear. For more involved ice climbing trips we can meet where it is most convenient for you. We have been in business since 1977 and consider our ice climbing guides experts in the Canmore, Banff, Jasper, Kananaskis, Kootenay and Yoho ice climbing routes. We have guided guests from all over the world and are well equipped to plan your whole trip if needed.
"Great private program. Learned a lot from our guide about ice climbing, technique, equipment use, anchor systems, and much more. We also did some pretty awesome climbs at a remote location not everyone gets to go to when they are learning. I would most certainly book with Yam again." - Jayme, Edmonton, AB - December 2012