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Mixed Climb First Ascent
On December 22, 2014 Patrick Delaney and Takeshi Tani headed out to Opal Creek, setting their sights on some new mixed lines.

Annual Boxing Week Sale
Our Annual Boxing Week Sale has begun! Until Jan 2, our scheduled Summer 2015 programs are 15% off their regular price.

Happy Holidays

‘Days of My Youth’
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures in association with The Cardel Foundation will be hosting Red Bull Media House and MSP Films’ “Days of My Youth”

Sustainable Tourism in a Mountain Environment
Recycling council of Alberta Conference attendees were given an overview of Yamnuska's sustainable tourism strategy.

Booking System Down for an Upgrade This Weekend
Beginning Friday at 6pm our booking and reservations system will be down as it is being upgraded

Canada Day Sale
Starting July 1 through to July 7 book any winter 2014/2015 scheduled winter program and you will get 15% off

2014 Canada Day Sale
Starting July 1 until July 7 receive 15% off any of our winter 2014/15 trips or courses.

2014 Summer Staff Training
Getting ready for another great summer season in the mountains!

TripAdvisor Awards Yamnuska Certificate of Excellence

Avalanche Course for Ice Climbers
Yam Guide Pat Delaney has developed a high impact AST 1 course specifically for ice climbers

Welcome Chhering Dorjee Sherpa
Yamnuska Welcomes Chhering Dorjee Sherpa to Canada as he develops his ski guiding skills

Ice Climbing in Avalanche Terrain
Using companion rescue equipment while ice climbing is becoming more accepted - and so it should be.

Changing Conditions in the Mountains
The interesting thing about the mountains is the continual changing of conditions. We aren’t having a boring winter by any stretch of the imagination.

Denali Climb in Support of the Cure for Breast Cancer
Mark McCracken, a long time guest of Yamnuska, will climb Denali in June 2014 in support of the Cure for Breast Cancer

Trip Reports


Youth Intro to Mountaineering 2014

Women’s Intro to Mountaineering 2014

Summer Semester 2014

Mt Aberdeen Ascent

First Intro to Mountaineering of 2014
Successful first Intro to Mountaineering of the season!

Multipitch Ice Climbing with Yamnuska
A long time client of Yamnuska recently went out for a day of ice climbing with us. Here's what he had to say...

Changing Conditions in the Mountains
The interesting thing about the mountains is the continual changing of conditions. We aren’t having a boring winter by any stretch of the imagination.

Early Winter Season Report
It’s been a busy start to the winter here at Yamnuska with lots of programs on the go.

2013 Youth Intro to Mountaineering
Check out this video from one of the students on our Youth Intro to Mountaineering

Tunnel Mountain Rock Climbing
Outclimb the rain on 'Ballista', Tunnel Mountain

Womens’ Intro to Mountaineering 2013
It was a week of laughs, learning and pushing to new heights with the Yamnuska Women's Introduction to Mountaineering July 14-19. Conditions allowed for a perfect week of travelling on the snow and ice of the Wapta Icefields.

Columbia Icefields training with lansdscape artist Cory Trepanier
We're out on the Columbia Icefields working on glacier skills with landscape artist and filmaker Cory Trepanier.

June 9-14 Intro to Mountaineering
Yamnuska's first Intro to Mountaineering for 2013.

Photo Shoot with National Geographic
Great photography demands a price, but it has its comforts too. Yam guides head out with world renowned photographer Peter Essick.

Barry’s Mid Season Ice Climbing Report
How does ice form from year to year? A million dollar question for ice climbers and one that has me scratching my head this year.

Gear Reviews


SPOT Gen 3 Review

Patagonia’s Mixed Guide Hoody Review
Yamnuska reviews Patagonia's Mixed Guide Hoody

Mountain Hardware Trango 4 Tent
Our 2011 spring semester students are the guinea pigs for our newest addition in the gear room – Mountain Hardware Trango 4 tents.

Scarpa Omega Boot
What does Yamnuska need from a mountain boot? Comfort, warmth, durability and reliability are the top ranking requirements.

Annual Gear and Equipment Sale
It’s that time of year at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures where we are looking at our equipment needs for this winter and next summer.

Gear Locker: Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody
Ok, I’ll admit it. My Closet is filled with soft shells and Gore-tex jackets. As a matter of fact, too many choices, but I am realizing that the jacket I reach for the most is my Ferrosi Hoody made by the folks at Outdoor Research.

Petzl Corax Harness
Recently we were tasked with choosing a harness that was state of the art and would fit most of our uses at Yamnuska Mountain Adventures – guided rock climbing, ice climbing and general mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies.

Yamnuska Gear Reviews
As Canada’s leading provider of guided mountain adventures and a trainer to military organizations around the world, we are constantly asked by our guests for opinions on gear.