The wonderful world of ice climbing is an amazing way to experience the mountains. Alpine Air Adventures specializes in Canadian Rockies ice climbing classes and training courses in Alberta and BC, including Banff and Lake Louise areas. AAA can arrange everything from a beginner Banff ice climbing course for a large group or private ice climbing guide for a dream ascent. Contact AAA today to discuss that dream ascent, anything is possible!
Enjoy Banff’s Outdoors With Our Ice Climbing Courses & Classes
This 2-day ice climbing course has emphasis on reviewing and introducing skills for people who want to climb ice at the crags and begin multi pitch climbing. We will discuss leading techniques, belaying techniques, setting up top rope anchors and how to clean them safely, rappelling, proper communication and of course do some climbing. This is a great ice climbing lesson for the first time outside ice climber or as an early season refresher.Learn More
Add on a guided multi pitch climb on December 4th for $235.00/person+GST 2:1 ratio
Get The Best Banff Has To Offer With Our Breathtaking Ice Climbing Courses & Ice Climbing Classes
This ice climbing course is an extension to the Ice Review where we will continue to build on the skills learnt on the first 2 days. Introduction to ice condition analysis and avalanche safety as an ice climber, mixed climbing, ice anchors, rappelling and multi pitch climbing. On the 5th you will climb a multi pitch ice climb. This is a Bow Valley, Kananaskis and Ghost River based course.Learn More
This long weekend is designed to take your skills and climbing experience to the next level by continuing the learning. This is a great progression if you have attended the Ice Review Plus course or have a few days of Ice climbing experience under your belt. It is also a great way to meet likeminded people and be taught the highest standards in safety and efficiency at an advanced level by ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guides.
The first two days of our ice climbing class are focused on advanced climbing movement and progressing your climbing grade and confidence. We will review building ice screw anchors and placing screws while leading routes. The third day we will climb one of the many classic multi pitch routes in the Bow Valley. This is a Bow Valley, Kananaskis and Ghost River based course.
This course is designed for climbers looking for the full package, it is recommended that you have a few days of ice climbing experience before signing up for the Ice Masters course. The AAA guides will be sharing with you all of their years of climbing experience while climbing at a new location each day you will see many venues. The 5 day week will begin in the Bow Valley and move West and North as the week progresses spending two nights and three days climbing on the famous Ice Fields Parkway where so many classic lines are waiting to be ascended.
The first two days will be spent craging, working on technique and safety skills and the final three days will be spent on three different multi-pitch routes. Ice Review and or the Ice Progression are excellent pre courses for the Masters week.Learn More