Lodge your ice axe firmly into the frozen wall. Hear the tinkle of snow and ice sliding down the rock face. Feel the stony chill of the ice against your body as you pull yourself higher. Look up. A shiver ripples through you when you see you’ve nearly reached the top.
With endless crags, glaciers, icefalls and ice walls, the Rockies boast some of the best and most varied ice climbs in the world. Learn the techniques from accredited guides and you’ll soon be scaling the ice like a pro. Advanced climbers will find icy rapture on a heli trip, with access to challenging alpine lines and multi-pitch routes.
At last, you’ll know what it means to tick a testpiece. The ice screw will lose its mystery, and you can proudly admit you enjoy dry tooling. Warning – ice climbing is highly addictive. In no time, you'll be itching to strap on those crampons.