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Why You Should Try Ice Climbing in Alberta

By October 17, 2018Banff Rock Climbing

Calling all adrenaline junkies! Come to Banff, Alberta for the ice climbing experience of a lifetime! Whether you can’t get enough of extreme adventures or you’re a little shy but looking for a new experience, ice climbing in Alberta should be your next escape. Here are 5 reasons to pack your bags and head to the mountains for an ultimate ice climbing Banff adventure!

5 Reasons to Try Ice Climbing

1. Unplug From Technology

Explore the world outside of a screen when you give ice climbing a try! There are a number of ice climbing course or related Banff adventures to try, and some of them are multi-day trips, so take a break from the fake on social media, leave your phone at home and enjoy a weekend ice climbing excursion in Banff. You won’t regret it!

2. Embrace Winter

If you can’t beat it, you might as well join it! When you live in Calgary and winter lasts nearly 6 months of the year, it’s a good idea to find something fun to do in the middle of a soul-sucking, chinookless winter. Ice climbing is the perfect remedy to the January blues. Escape the drudgery with an exciting Banff adventure to remember forever!

3. Workout

Whoever said working out isn’t fun has never tried ice climbing in the Banff Rocky Mountains.  A certain level of physical fitness is required for most ice climbing excursions but you can be sure the climb itself will give you a workout that’s worth it!

4. Equipment

There’s special equipment required for Banff ice climbing adventures which is why it’s a good idea to take an ice climbing course if you aren’t familiar with the tools or if you’ve never done it before. What’s the equipment you ask? Along with crampons for your boots, you’ll be handed a couple of axes. Half the fun of ice climbing is double fisting those axes as you work your way up the mountain.

5. Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

It’s true that the things that scare you are the things worth doing. A Banff ice climbing adventure will get your blood pumping and your adrenaline surging with ACMG certified mountain guides. Try something unlike anything you’ve tried before, and choose ice climbing for your next outdoor Banff adventure.

If you’re ready to try some new activities and get outside, Banff is the perfect place to start! At Alpine Air Adventures we pride ourselves on providing safe and fun mountaineering courses for all skill levels and abilities.

Ready to choose your next adventure? Contact us today!

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