Two days of professional ice guiding, instruction and training in the Canadian Rockies. The 2 day course builds on the 1 day course. Continue building an experience base, leadership and gain confidence.

Learn how to: Construct top rope anchors, waterfall ice movement skills, mixed climb on rock and ice, staying safe at the crag.
The 2 day ice course trains students to get out and ice climb on their own.

Location meeting place: Tim Horton’s, Banff, Alberta Bagel Co., Canmore Alberta

Laggen’s Bakery, Lake Louise, Alberta Jitas Café, Golden, BC

Meeting Time: 8:00 am Length: 8 hrs. 8am-4pm

Logistics: At meeting place at 8:00am. Request desired meeting location on registration form. Waiver
Gear Check

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Day 1 logistics:

Drive to chosen ice climbing venue. The drive to one of the available areas will take approximately 10-30 minutes.
Hike to crag. Length of hike to crag is approximately 30 minutes on a well used trail.

Spend the majority of the day at the crag building skills and climbing. There is no given lunch time. Guests can eat and snack through out the day. At approximately 3:00 pm, hike out to car park.

The A.M. agenda of Day 1 consists of instruction on:

Ice climbing gear
Knots
Belaying
Ice climbing movement and skills

The P.M. agenda of Day 1:

Ice climbing school Waterfall ice climbs

Day 2 logistics:

Drive to chosen ice climbing venue. The drive to one of the available areas will take approximately 10-30 minutes.
Hike to crag. Length of hike to crag is approximately 30 minutes on a well used trail. Spend the majority of the day at the crag building skills and climbing.

There is no given lunch time. Guests can eat and snack through out the day. At approximately 3:00 pm, hike out to car park.

The A.M. agenda of Day 2 consists of instruction on:

Ice Anchors and screw protection Top Rope Anchors
Lead Belaying

The P.M. agenda of Day 2:

Top rope Ice climbing Top rope Mixed climbing

Ice Climbing Locations used for 2 Day Course are:

Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park, AB
Junkyards, Grassi Lakes, Canmore, AB
Grotto Canyon, Canmore, AB
Johnson’s Canyon, Banff, AB 
Louise Falls, Lake Louise, AB 
Cool Spring Gully, Field, BC 
Cedar Seeps, Golden, BC 
Kapristo Crags, Golden, BC

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