Dates and Prices
$995 CDN covers instruction and use of technical gear including boots (may be subject to availability). Accommodation and meals are not included but low cost, easy options exist which we can tell you about. GST is extra. Gratuities not included.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
This course is suitable for total beginners, rock climbers and general mountaineers. Ice climbing can be a strenuous activity but our instruction 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. You need NO previous experience.
The Ice Evolution technical ice climbing course mirrors development for the average person in the sport of ice climbing over a period of 5 days. First we instruct and coach you on ice climbing movement skills. You will make full use of modern ice climbing equipment in this course and get instruction on current ice climbing standards. Quickly improving you'll find yourself climbing steeper and steeper ice as the course progresses. You'll also experience the excitement of climbing a classic multi-pitch ice climbing route on the 3rd day. Ultimately you will finish the course where the sport is now - mixed climbing on rock and ice, using 'leashless' tools. Run out of our office in Canmore, Alberta Canada we utilize waterfall ice pitches in Canmore, Banff and Kananaskis for our instruction and course curriculum. Our instructors are top ice climbing guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
This innovative and modern ice climbing development program is taught in the Canadian Rockies by instructors who are on the cutting edge of modern climbing. It is suitable for fit beginner climbers and is also a great transition program for rock climbers. Five days of focused instruction is designed to accelerate your ice climbing experience and ability.