Moderate
Hard

DESCRIPTION:

Ice Masters

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 4 day climbing adventure 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 two days will be spent on two different multi-pitch routes. Ice Review and or the Ice Progression are excellent pre courses for the Masters week. If you have attended the Ice Review or Progression courses you will receive 10% off the Masters week.

6:1 Guest to guide ratio for instruction courses. 2:1 guest to guide ratio for multi-pitch climbs. All guides are certified by the ACMG and or the IFMGA and the CAA, and have many years of climbing experience. You're in good hands!

$245.00$980.00

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Certified Mountain Guide, use of all group technical gear and 2:1 ration on the multi pitch days.
  • Four nights’ accommodation in a shared room at mountain Hostels, Lake Louise and Rampart Creek.
  • Does not include food or transportation.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Pre / post accommodations
  • Transportation

GEAR LIST

Equipment:
  • MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS
  • BACKPACK: Large enough to carry spare clothing, lunch, water and climbing gear. 40-55 litres.
  • 2 TECHNICAL ICE CLIMBING TOOL for intermediate and advanced ascents.
  • Modern leash less tools are preferred
  • CLIMBING HARNESS
  • 12 PIONT CRAMPONS which must fit your boots.
  • CLIMBING HELMET
  • SUNGLASSES with good UV protection, 'glacier glasses'.
  • SUN CREAM.
  • Lip Cream.
  • HEADLAMP with fresh batteries.
  • WATERBOTTLE (1L minimum).
  • POCKET KNIFE.
  • BLISTER KIT ('moleskin', 'Second Skin')
  • CAMERA
  • TREKKING POLE or old SKI POLE
Clothing
  • LONG UNDERWEAR, top and bottom, polypro, wool, capilene or fleece.
  • WOOL / BLEND SOCKS clean socks for each day.
  • Warm LONG PANTS to climb in. These should be wool/nylon blend, fleece pants or Sheoller material
  • Wool or fleece LONG SLEEVE SHIRT.
  • FLEECE SWEATER (medium weight).
  • Heavyweight fleece or insulated/down JACKET. ***A good down Jacket with hood is highly recommended***
  • Water proof OUTER JACKET with hood (Gore-Tex).
  • Waterproof knee-length GAITERS that will fit over large boots.
  • Waterproof mountaineering GLOVES or wool / fleece mitts /gloves plus
  • waterproof over mitts, two pairs.
  • Light weight winter ice climbing gloves which fit tight, used for climbing with. These offer better dexterity for working with the gear
  • WARM HAT / TOUQUE.
  • NECK TUBE / BALACLAVA
  • Sleeping Bag for the hostels

  • Certified Mountain Guide, use of all group technical gear and 2:1 ration on the multi pitch days.
  • Four nights’ accommodation in a shared room at mountain Hostels, Lake Louise and Rampart Creek.
  • Does not include food or transportation.