Ice Climbing Experience - Whistler and Squamish
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Whistler / Squamish

Ice Climbing Experience

Ice Climbing Experience

Summary

 Winter
  • Cost:
  • Adult $359.00 (min. 2 people)
  • Youth $359.00
  • Private Package $719 (max of 4 people)

Location: Blackcomb Mountain   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Average   Ability: Beginner   Prerequisites: Intermediate Ski/Ride  

Whether you have years of ice climbing experience or have never climbed before, this tour is for you! First time climbers will be introduced to ice climbing. It’s a surprisingly easy activity that any moderately fit person can enjoy. More experienced climbers will be guided up ice climbs matching their ability. Experience an adventure unlike any other under the direct supervision of a professional guide.

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Adventure Information

A day of swinging axes and kicking crampons on beautiful blue ice! Whether you have years of ice climbing experience or have never climbed before this tour is for you!

Beginners: First time climbers will be introduced to ice climbing, it’s a surprisingly easy 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. Must be at least an intermediate skier or snowboarder as the main location is on Blackcomb Mountain. Site is accessed via a T-bar lift. All ice climbing equipment is included.

Please enquire for special group rates.

Get ready for a day of phenomenal ice climbing!

  • 8:30am meet guide for trip briefing and gear check
  • 9:00am leave for climbing venue
  • Description of objective and guest responsibilities
  • Climb beautiful ice!
  • Lunch break around noon (bring food and water)
  • Continue climbing
  • 3:30pm trip debrief and return of rental gear

Things to bring

  • Skis or snowboard, ski/board boots (let us know if you need to rent gear)
  • 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) 

We Provide: 

– Ice Tools

– Crampons

– Helmets

– Harness

– Rope 

– Belay Device

Dates: December to March

Ratio: Max 6:1 client to guide
Transportation: You are responsible for your own transportation. If you require transportation, it can be arranged for a fee.
Food: You are responsible for your own lunch, water, and snacks
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of climbing knots and safety system is an asset
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).

Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.

Emergency evacuation insurance is compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:

All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.

Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept credit card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability.  *Does not apply to First Aid and Wilderness First Aid courses.

Late Arrival Policy

Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 48 hours of start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • More than 48 hours:  $25 rescheduling & refunding fee (per booking).
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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