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$895 CDN includes 3 days of instruction and use of technical gear. Accommodation, local transfers and meals are not included but easy to arrange. GST is extra. Gratuities not included.

Optional 4th and 5th multi-pitch days are also available for $275/day.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.

Is it for you?

Ice climbing can be a strenuous activity even though our coaching will emphasize development of technique to reduce the need for brute strength. The climbing will be tailored towards your ability and strength as much as possible. A high level of fitness will contribute to enjoyment and achievement. 'Hot Ice' is suitable for climbers with previous ice-climbing experience and a strong desire for adventure.

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Hot Ice Climbing

The Canadian Rockies have the best ice climbing in the world with reliable conditions, lots of areas and routes offering a complete range of difficulty and challenge. The 'Hot Ice' program takes full advantage of this, pairing experienced climbers with top ice guides on the classic multi-pitch routes of the area. Each winter provides a different set of challenges for returning guests with unique freeze/thaw cycles creating a virtually infinite array of surface conditions on even the most well known climbs. This year, we have shortened the program to three days with the option of a fourth or fifth add-on day if requested. With a 1:2 instructor ratio we can expect to meet the objectives of most climbers.



The Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies is renowned for both great climbing and reliable conditions. We will be based in Canmore, close to climbs in Kananaskis, Banff Park and the Ghost thus offering varied climbing in spectacular locations.

"Hot Ice" Agenda

This program is totally practical; there are no formal evening sessions. Climbs are selected day by day to best suit participant's abilities and objectives.

Day 1: Meet at 7.00am, check gear, discuss options then head out ice climbing for the day! This may be a top-rope or easier multi-pitch day if we need to focus on skill development.

Day 2 -3 (4 & 5 optional): Ice climbing to the max, the only limit your energy! Two days of program multi-pitch ice climbs followed by an optional 4th or 5th day if desired.

The route selection will depend on conditions and the group ability. The objective is to climb classic ice routes.

Depending on the route, we may require that our guide and guests be equipped with avalanche equipment. Should this be necessary for your climb we will provide the avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel for you at no charge. If you have your own avalanche equipment it is recommended you bring it for this trip. If you are not familiar with how to use an avalanche transceiver, probe or shovel, we will provide you with an introduction to companion rescue.

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