Ice Climbing

Surreal and exhilarating, ice climbing is accessible and rewarding…

Western Canada holds some of the best Ice Climbing in the wold. The long winters, cold temperatures and sheer mountain terrain generate quality routes and consistent ice climbing conditions. There are thousands of exciting routes for all levels ranging from single pitch ice and mixed climbs to ultra classic multi pitch routes to choose from. Summit Mountain Guides offer offer single or multi-day guided ice climbing programs in the Canadian Rockies, the Coast Mountains and the Selkirk Mountains. Please browse some of regular venues below or contact us for a custom trip and more information.

Professional Guiding

Summit Mountain Guides offers a professional guiding service with fully certified Alpine and Mountain guides (ACMG / IFMGA). Climbing with a certified guide provides you with the highest industry expertise and safety standards. At Summit Mountain Guides our experienced guides take pleasure in helping you achieve your mountain adventure and goals. We specialize in designing trips to suits your needs and experience. By leaving all the logistics to the experts, you will maximize your climbing!

Ice Climbing Adventure

Every winter, Summit Mountain Guides offers various ice climbing programs in Western and Eastern Canada. We offer single or multi-day guided and instructional ice climbing programs in the Canadian Rockies, the Coast Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. Whether you are interested in learning a new skill, a specific ice climbing destination or Route we have a program that suits your needs. Browse our guided and instructional programs below and contact us for questions about programs or to design a custom trip.


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Ice Climbing Courses

Intro to Ice Climbing

Join highly qualified instructors and guides on this exciting 2 to 3-day introductory ice climbing program. The focus of the intro course is to give you the basic skills and confidence with modern ice climbing technique on vertical ice and mixed terrain.

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Canadian Rockies Ice Climbing

The Canadian Rockies near Banff, Yoho and Jasper National parks offers the highest concentration and variety of single and multi-pitch ice climbs in Canada. The limestone & quartzite walls boast a lifetime of quality ice climbs for you to discover. Summit Mountain Guides offers day and multi-day guided ice climbing programs in the Canadian Rockies from Mid November through April.

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