Lodge your ice axe firmly into the frozen wall. Hear the tinkle of snow and ice sliding down the rock face. Feel your muscles flex as you pull yourself higher. Looking up, a shiver of excitement ripples through you. The summit is almost within reach.
With endless crags, glaciers, icefalls and ice walls, the Canadian 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 hammer will lose its mystery, and you can proudly admit you enjoy flat footing. Warning – ice climbing is highly addictive. In no time, you'll be itching to strap on those crampons.