Ice Climbing Adventure

Per Person (min 2 people): $349

Private (up to 4 People): $999

A day of swinging axes and kicking crampons on beautiful blue ice!

Location: Various

Duration: Full Day

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Ride

Whether you have years of ice climbing experience or have never climbed before this tour is for you! Experience the thrill of ice climbing tours while you move safely up a frozen waterfall using ice axes and crampons. No climbing experience is required, we’ll show you how. 

Ice Climbing Courses: Intro to Ice Climbing / Intermediate – Advanced Ice Climbing

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ADVENTURE INFORMATION

Get ready for a full day of phenomenal ice climbing!

Beginners: First time climbers will be introduced to ice climbing at a smaller, easier wall. It’s a surprisingly simple activity that any moderately fit person can enjoy.

Intermediate to Advanced: More experienced climbers will be guided up the finest ice climbs matching their ability, and all under the direct supervision of a professional ACMG guide. We also have *multi-pitch ice route and *multi-day ice trip options.

No climbing experience necessary. All ice climbing equipment is included. Experience an adventure unlike any other under the direct supervision of a professional guide.

Location: Availability are weather and temperature dependent and may require transportation or ski hill access (pass required).

Our favourable location is on Blackcomb mountain which requires access via the gondola. A pass can be purchased through MSAA at checkout. To climb on Blackcomb you must be at least an intermediate skier or snowboarder to access the climbing site.

Off-resort locations are available that do not require skiing depending on ice condition. Please inquire at time of booking.

All Adventures: Meet the guide at 8:15am the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre.

The guide will have everyone sign a waiver before giving a trip briefing and gear check.

You will then head to the climbing location, whether this be by car to somewhere in the valley, or by lift onto the mountain. Expect a full day of ice climbing, including tips and tricks from the guide, with a lunch break around noon.

The day will end at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre with a trip debrief and return of rental gear.

All climbing equipment is included.

Things to bring:

  • Skis or snowboard (only for Blackcomb climbing site)
  • Ski boots, snowboard boots (they work well for climbing ice)
  • Warm clothing (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Warm socks (wool/synthetic recommended)
  • Insulating jacket (down or similar)
  • Shell jacket (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Shell trousers
  • Warm gloves and shell gloves
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses

Optional:

  • hand/toe warmers
  • 30 litre day pack (can be rented if you don’t have one)

Optional:

  • Ice Tools
  • Crampons
  • Helmets
  • Harness
  • Rope
  • Belay Device