Alberta Ice, Rock, Alpine, & Via Ferrata Climbing Guides

Come Adventure
with us!

Learn To Ice Climb &  Rock Climb. Climb a Via Ferrata. Plan a big Alberta Rockies apline objective.

Ice Climbing on Cline River falls, Nordegg Alberta

Alberta Ice, Rock, Alpine, & Via Ferrata Climbing Guides

Come Adventure with us!

New This Summer:

Heli-Access Alpine Camp!

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Explore Ice Canyons

EXPLORE THE AMAZING SPORT OF ICE CLIMBING WHILE TRAVELLING THROUGH A HIDDEN CANYON.

You will get a taste of ice climbing, and plenty of time to take in the beauty of the canyon. Your guide will teach you how to use the equipment, stay safe, and climb ice!

No Experience Required.
COST: $215 PER PERSON

Try Ice Day

Canada has the best ice climbing in the world! Learn to climb a frozen waterfall with us!

The full day tour allows you to learn to ice climb with coaching in technical skills like footwork, balance, and fluid movement. It also gives you more time for ice climbing!

No Experience Required.
COST: $215 PER PERSON

We Believe Adventure is Transformational:

Reach Within, Rise Above.

Our approach to mountain guiding is centered around you, and bring out your best while adventuring with you in the mountains.

Our years of climbing and exploring the majestic mountains have taught us that being amidst those giants provides far more than just physical fitness and adventure; we have discovered that our time spent in the mountains has a profound effect on our overall wellbeing, both in a spiritual and holistic sense.

The mountains also challenge us to exceed our expectations on both an individual and collective level, pushing ourselves to be better than what we initially thought was possible. We want this for all out our guests.

Melissa Schulze
Melissa Schulze
February 12, 2024.
I have done multiple trips with GHG and I can’t say enough positive feedback to express how much I love doing any types of adventure with Tim. Every time I have a terrific time but also always feel like he takes safety seriously. I have many more trips scheduled and I am 100% looking forward every single one of them, doesn’t matter if it’s ice climbing, rock climbing or alpine. Always a good time!
Amanda Sutherland
Amanda Sutherland
January 30, 2024.
The guides were fantastic for our ice climbing adventure - they had a lot of knowledge about the area, were kind and patient, and very skilled. They made sure that everyone in the group was comfortable and safe throughout the entire trip. I would highly recommend Girth Hitch Guiding to anyone looking for a great outdoor adventure!
Emilie Sutherland
Emilie Sutherland
January 29, 2024.
Tim and Ethan did an absolutely fantastic job guiding my group and I. We had a stellar adventure, which was both fun and safe. They shared so many interesting facts and taught me so much!
Peter Herbert
Peter Herbert
January 23, 2024.
Tim was great guiding ice climbing! He seamlessly adapted to our group’s different skill levels and each person's progression throughout the time. Cheers!
Simon Turner
Simon Turner
December 22, 2023.
Had a great time climbing multi-pitch ice with Tim. He took a lot of time to figure out my goals for the short term and long term and designed a trip that met those goals perfectly. Clearly knew the area and routes well, everything was textbook and always felt safe. Tim even towed my car out of a snowdrift at the end of the day! Highly recommend
Mazzen Black
Mazzen Black
December 19, 2023.
Incredibly fun climbing trip! Tim was knowledgable, friendly, and approachable and always ensured that whatever we did was within our comfort zones and capabilities. I cannot overstate how much I enjoyed our trip with Tim and how seamless he made the whole day progress. Will be planning another trip with Girth Hitch soon.
James Hammond
James Hammond
December 19, 2023.
A truly excellent weekend of ice climbing with incredible instructors and beautiful locations. Everything about my experience with Girth Hitch Guiding was simply top quality. I can't wait to come back again and again.
Jerry Holik
Jerry Holik
December 18, 2023.
Our ice climbing experience with Girth Hitch was outstanding. Tim provided us with top notch equipment and took us through an amazing experience that allowed us to practice different technical skills on various ice flows. We highly recommend climbing with Girth Hitch.
Zach
Zach
December 15, 2023.
Belated post. Ethan guided me up Achilles Spire in early August. This was my first multipitch. His knowledge and skillset put my mind at ease and we flew up the 1000ft multipitch. I would give these guys 10 stars if I could. If you are on the fence about which service to use, these guys are legit. I will be contacting them again on my next Alberta trip.
Jacob Tombs
Jacob Tombs
December 4, 2023.
Very professional and skilled guides. Amazing organization, Tim was professional and great at teaching a lot of information in two days while also taking us on very fun and interesting climbs (Peskett canyon is very fun and a good challenge).

ACMG Certified Guides
in the Alberta Rockies

Find the sweet spot where challenge and growth come together to create profound opportunities for personal development. At Girth Hitch Guiding we foster safe and meaningful experiences in the mountains where ever we take guests in Alberta. We love seeing guests grow on a one-day adventure trying ice climbing while traveling through the David Thompson Country as much as we like planning a big objective guiding a guest up one of Alberta’s famed 11,000 foot peaks.

We also love the joy a group of friends experience the first time they get to climb a Nordegg Via Ferrata together – whether it is the easier ‘The Fox’ or harder ‘From Nordegg with Love’. Via Ferrata is such a great, accessible mountain activity you can do in David Thompson Country, it is a must try activity in the mountains!

Do you want to make the jump from climbing gym to outdoor climbing at the crag? We have programs teaching climbers from all over Alberta how to lead climb, clean and efficiently deal with climbing outdoors in Nordegg. We can also advance to placing and leading on gear while traditional climbing in the Rockies, and annually in our camp in Skaha, Penticton, BC