Daily Ice Climbing Lesson Locations
There are several great ice climbing locations that can be readily accessed for daily lessons or trips from our office in Canmore, Alberta Canada. They include:
Grassi Lakes: "The Junkyards" 10 minutes drive from Canmore followed by a 20 minute walk. A great spot for first time ice climbers and those wishing to brush up on skills.
King Creek: 40 minute drive from Canmore in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Good beginner location for a full-day of climbing with some challenging short climbs to finish on.
Johnston Canyon: 20 minutes drive west of Banff. Good for steep climbing practice.
Haffner Creek: 40 minutes drive west of Banff. Excellent variety of steeper climbs and mixed climbs.
Guides & Guide Ratios
The "Yam Ice Team" includes some of the best ice climbing guides and instructors anywhere! Enthusiastic and extremely talented, they hold climbing certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and from other International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA) countries. Your safety and enjoyment are paramount to them.
The "Yam Ice Team" includes Jason Billing, Barry Blanchard, Pat Delaney, Carl Johnston, Nick Sharpe, Jesse De Montigny, Grant Meekins, James Madden, James Blench, Merrie-Beth Board, Brent Peters, Shaun King, Jean Gamilovski, Matt Mueller, Nick Rapaich and Erica Roles.
The maximum guide to client ratio is 1:6