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

Come Adventure with us!

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Try Rock

Join us for an unforgettable experience of climbing a real rock cliff in the mountains.

The full day adventure allows you time to learn to climb with coaching in technical skills like footwork, balance, and fluid movement. You will also get a rare opportunity to take in views very few have experienced!

No Experience Required.
Cost: $149 per person

Indigenous Ways: A Mountain Journey

Come walk with us. This indigenous land based teaching is designed to empower you on a journey towards perspective and connection.

We know you will leave feeling more connected to the land.

No experience required
Cost /pp: $149 per person

Lead Rock

Join us for an unforgettable experience of outdoor rock climbing while expanding your skills in lead climbing.

Your expert guide will empower you with personalised coaching as you work to expand your lead climbing skills, build your base and set yourself up for more adventures to come.

Climbing Experience Indoor (minimum indoor top rope belay certification)
COST: $215 PER PERSON

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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.

From Tim’s Rocky Mountain CLimbing Journal

Top Things to do in Nordegg in Summer

Top Things to do in Nordegg in Summer

Nordegg and its surrounding area which boasts beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, and some of the best recreational opportunities in both the province. Nordegg is on the David Thompson Highway in Central Alberta, and is often noted as a hidden gem. Some visitors stop for gas, a coffee, and a quick photo op on their way to Banff or Jasper, but wise travellers take the time to explore the area and all that it has to offer.

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Exploring the Thrill of Via Ferrata in Banff: Your Ultimate Guide

Exploring the Thrill of Via Ferrata in Banff: Your Ultimate Guide

If you’re seeking an exhilarating adventure that combines hiking and climbing, consider trying Via Ferrata in Banff. This unique experience offers thrill-seekers the chance to traverse the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies, making it a must-visit destination in Alberta. With its breathtaking views and varied routes, Via Ferrata Banff stands out as one of the premier climbing experiences in Canada.

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(Un)finished Business – Finished!

(Un)finished Business – Finished!

After wrapping up the work on Happy People Crag, Liz and I decided it was time to get back on Unfinished Business. I was feeling strong, and I had found an opportunity to make a few minor changes to Unfinished Business on a recent cleaning pass.

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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