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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

Sharing Ice Climbing with the Media

Annual Boxing Week Sale
Our Annual Boxing Week Sale has begun! Until Jan 2, our scheduled Summer 2014 programs are 15% off their regular price.

‘Ice Lines - Select Waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies’
On the shelves today - newly published 'Ice Lines' by Yamnuska Guide, Brent Peters.

Ski Helmets In The Backcountry
Starting this winter, Yamnuska Mountain Adventure Guides will be wearing ski helmets on all ski programs.

2013 Best of the Bow
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures has once again been awarded the Best of the Bow Award for “Best Adventure Company”

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

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.

Canada Day Sale
Starting June 29 through to July 7 book any winter 2013/2014 scheduled winter program and you will get 15% off

Yamnuska adds the Nakoda Ropes Course to our selection of mountain adventures
We are now offering ropes course programs at the Nakoda Lodge Ropes Course

Trip Reports

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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.

Family Mt Temple Scramble
A Father/Stepson team realize their dream of summitting Mt Temple on a beautiful August day!

Recent Trip and Guide Reviews

Barry Blanchard & Friends Ice Camp
5 days of non-stop climbing...the best ice camp ever!

Ice Climbing For Everyone
Ice Climbing is not just for the young, just the young-at-heart

Powder Day on Crowfoot Glacier
Bluebird Skiing on Crowfoot Glacier

Gear Reviews

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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.