Alpine Air Adventures specializes in Canadian Rockies Ice climbing in Alberta and BC including Banff and Lake Louise areas.  We can arrange large group or private ice guide for a dream ascent . These private trips are fully custom to accommodate the groups abilities and skill level.

We can accommodate 1 to 6 guests for Private ice climbing. While our Multi-Pitch ice climbs are guided with up to 2 guests.

Some guide expenses may be charged depending on location and objective.


ACMG certified climbing guide Group technical gear  


Accommodations transportation boots personal climbing gear, can be rented as needed


You will need to bring: o LONG UNDERWEAR, top and bottom, polypro, wool, capilene or fleece. o WOOL/BLEND SOCKS clean socks for each day. o Warm LONG PANTS to climb in. These should be wool/nylon blend, fleece pants or Sheoller material o Wool or fleece LONG SLEEVE SHIRT. o FLEECE SWEATER (medium weight). o Heavyweight fleece or insulated/down JACKET. ***A good down Jacket with hood is highly recommended*** o Water proof OUTER JACKET with hood (Gore-Tex). o Waterproof knee-length GAITERS that will fit over large boots. o Waterproof mountaineering GLOVES or wool / fleece mitts /gloves plus waterproof over mitts, two pairs. o Lightweight winter ice climbing gloves which fit tight, used for climbing with These offer better dexterity for working with the gear o WARM HAT/TOUQUE. o NECK TUBE/BELLACLAVA EQUIPMENT: You will need to bring: o MOUNATINEERING BOOTS: You will need proper mountaineering boots designed specifically for this use. Most hiking boots are not suitable not being firm enough, waterproof and not made to take crampons. Mountaineering boots are made from leather or plastic. Leather boots have either a semi-rigid or a rigid sole. Plastic boots have rigid soles. The most important feature of a mountaineering boot is comfort followed by performance. If buying try a few Climbing, Skiing, Mountain Rescue, Custom Mountain Adventures alpineairadventures.com 403.614.1733 different pairs and if they are not comfortable do not buy them. There are many good brands. They include Asolo, Kayland, Koflach, la Sportiva and Scarpa. o BACKPACK: Large enough to carry spare clothing, lunch, water and climbing gear. 40-55liters o 2 TECHNICAL ICE CLIMBING TOOL for intermediate and advanced ascents. Modern leash less tools are preferred o CLIMBING HARNESS o 12 PIONT CRAMPONS, which must fit your boots. o CLIMBING HELMET o SUNGLASSES with good UV protection, 'glacier glasses'. o Sun screen. o Lip Cream. o HEADLAMP with fresh batteries. o WATERBOTTLE (1L minimum). o POCKET KNIFE. o BLISTER KIT ('moleskin', 'Second Skin') o CAMERA o TREKKING POLE or old SKI POLE

ACMG certified climbing guide Group technical gear