Learn To Ice CLimb. Learn To Rock Climb.
Experience Via Ferrata. Plan a big objective.
All in the Alberta Rockies.

Ice Climbing on Cline River falls, Nordegg Alberta


Learn To Ice Climb. Learn To Rock Climb. Experience Via Ferrata. Plan a big objective. All in the Alberta Rockies.


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

Our years exploring the mountains has taught us that being amidst those giants provides far more than fitness and adventure; we have discovered that our time in the mountains nurtures us holistically and spiritually, and challenges us to be more than we thought we could be. We want this for all out our guests. 

From my first day out with Tim, I knew I had met someone extraordinary. He knew exactly how hard to push me, gently but confidently pulling me out of my comfort zone, and enabling me to discover aspects of myself, previously left untapped.

Poul Mark

I can’t recommend learning with Tim enough. He is exceptional at teaching the logic of technical rope systems and passionate about encouraging clients to reach their goals and beyond. Tim stands out in his profession through his emphasis on “transformational adventure.” Every session with Tim was an opportunity to grow – physically, psychologically and personally.


If I could give 6 stars I would!

I have been a customer of Girth Hitch Guiding for the past 3 years and what an amazing experience it has been. Tim Taylor and the GHG team have provided outstanding guidance, leadership, and training. Tim is not only an expert at teaching how to move in the mountains, but also an inspirational person who I admire. I can’t recommend GHG enough!

Lance Floreani

Certified Guides in the Alberta Rockies

Rock, Ice, Alpine, & Via Ferrata Guide Based out of Nordegg Alberta.

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 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

  • Avalanche Canada
  • Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
  • Must do canada - Approved