Adventure type

Alberta

Try Ice climbing, learn to Rock climb, Lead & multi pitch – all in the David Thompson Corridor and Bow Valley, Alberta.

Built upon the belief that adventure can be transformational, let Girth Hitch Guiding take you on a life-affirming journey through the ancient mountains of the Alberta’s Canadian Rockies. Based out of  Nordegg, Alberta we thrive on introducing outdoor enthusiasts – from beginners to experts – to our beautiful mountains .

Our approach to guiding is guest-centric and strives to bring the best out of everyone we work with. We believe that mountains are not something to be conquered but rather ancient friends to discover and experience.

Join Tim and his team to find the sweet spot where challenge and growth come together to offer profound opportunities for personal development. At Girth Hitch Guiding we embrace failure and success while fostering safe and meaningful experiences in the mountains.

Try Ice Weekend

Try Ice Weekend

Canada has the best ice climbing in the world! Come climb frozen waterfalls with us!

This two day adventure starts when you meet your guide and get your equipment. From there we will travel to our climbing site. The two day tour allows us to focus on coaching you in technical skills like footwork, balance, and fluid movement. It also gives you more extended time for climbing while visiting a different location each day.

No Experience Required.
Cost /pp: $449

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Steep Ice Technique

Steep Ice Technique

Amp up your movement skills while climbing a frozen waterfall.

Your guide will expand your ability to climb ice with very specific movement coaching and skill progressions. We will help you sharpen your skills while you learn the most efficient way to climb a frozen waterfall.

Try Ice or 5 days of ice climbing experience
Cost /pp: $ 199

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Lead Ice

Lead Ice

Unlock your potential for winter adventure. Sharpen the specific skills required to lead climb while climbing a frozen waterfall.

Your guide will teach you how to expand your ice climbing skills to the next level and work toward lead climbing progression with progression.

Try Ice or 5 days of ice climbing experience.
Cost /pp: $ 199

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Multi Pitch Ice Classics

Multi Pitch Ice Classics

Multi-pitch climb a stunning frozen waterfall – they’re a classic for a reason!

Your guide will teach you how to take ice climbing to the next level with the best multi pitch ice climbing techniques, while together achieving a climbing experience you will remember for a long time!

Try Ice or Steep Ice
1 Person $595 2 People $340 each

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The Fox Via Ferrata

The Fox Via Ferrata

This amazing Via Ferrata climbing route gives intermediate hikers access to a rock climbing experience.

This amazing Via Ferrata climbing route gives intermediate hikers access to a rock climbing experience – scaling a 500 foot cliff with safety and enjoyment

No experience required
Cost: $138 per person

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Try Rock

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 /pp: $ 129

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Adventure Rappel

Adventure Rappel

Rappel down a mountain cliff with spectacular views!

This is an easy opportunity to access views that are unforgettable while experiencing the excitement of rappelling a rock cliff.

No Experience Required.
Cost /pp: $ 129

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Lead Rock

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 /pp: $199

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Multi Pitch Rock Classics

Multi Pitch Rock Classics

Climb a classic multi pitch rock route!

Your guide will teach you to take rock climbing to the next level with the best multi pitch climbing techniques. You will expand your climbing skills while achieving something great – a classic route in the mountains you can talk about forever!

No experience required
Cost /pp: 1 Person $549
2 People $299 each

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Multi Pitch Pro Weekends

Multi Pitch Pro Weekends

Smooth systems make multi pitch climbing manageable and fun! Take your team’s safety seriously by forming smooth skills that will set you up for success.

Touching on a range of safety systems and climbing skills, you will sharpen your skills and expand your experience so that you can complete multi pitch climbs with confidence.

Rock safe or equivalent.
Cost /pp: $395

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Try Alpine Climbing

Try Alpine Climbing

If you enjoy hiking and scrambling, come try alpine climbing. It might be for you!

Join us for an unforgettable experience of alpine climbing a technical mountain.. This fun, thrilling experience lets you explore places that are inaccessible to most travellers.

Avid hiker, some rope skills from rock climbing are helpful.
Cost /pp: Starts at $340

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Trad Lead Weekends

Trad Lead Weekends

Make the jump from clipping bolts to placing gear! Take your safety seriously by forming smooth skills that will set you up to achieve success.

TThis two day course uses specific learning progression to increase your confidence and comfort. We are excited to empower you to interact with the technically demanding art of leading on traditional climbing equipment.

Rock Leader and 10+ days of outdoor lead climbing
Cost /pp: $395

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Alpine Skills Weekends

Alpine Skills Weekends

Start alpine climbing with a solid foundation! Alpine climbing is fun, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times.

Begin learning to read terrain, manage multiple overlapping risk factors, move in snow and understand glacier travel. Take your team’s safety seriously by forming smooth skills so that you can achieve success

Rock Safe or Equivalent
Cost /pp $395

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Alpine Leadership Week

Alpine Leadership Week

Join us for an unforgettable week of alpine leadership and skill development.

Refine the skills and tools required to make decisions and climb in the dynamic alpine environment. You should leave this course feeling empowered to confidently begin alpine climbing independently.

Alpine Skills, Rock Safe, or equivalent experience
Cost /pp: $995

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Multi Day Alpine Climbing Trips

Multi Day Alpine Climbing Trips

Hut based adventures or alpine climbing from a high camp, these are some of the most amazing climbing adventures

Immerse yourself in the experience of camping in high places and climbing routes that would be otherwise out of reach./p>

Alpine Skills or Try Alpine Climbing
Cost /pp: Starts at $680

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Classic Canadian Rockies 11,000ers

Classic Canadian Rockies 11,000ers

Tackle one of the famous Rocky Mountain 11,000 foot peaks.

Alpine climbing is the most rewarding and exciting way to move in the mountains. We incorporate all mountain disciplines to fluidly summit one of the highly sought after Canadian Rockies 11,000 ers.

No experience required for 2 day bookings, Alpine Skills or Try Alpine Climbing for 1 day bookings

Cost /pp starts at: $340

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AST 1 Weekend

AST 1 Weekend

This course will give you confidence in understanding and managing avalanche risk.

Whether you ski, snowshoe, splitboard, or ice climb, avalanche safety training is for you. Learn how to manage the terrain and snowpack you choose to play in.

No Experience Required.
Cost /pp: $ 280

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Companion Rescue

Companion Rescue

This one-day companion rescue course is designed for individuals who are looking to review and then build upon the rescue skills taught in AST 1

We will update you on the latest techniques for searching, probing, and shovelling. You will then spend the day learning how to solve multiple burials, close proximity burials, and deep burial scenarios.

AST 1 Prerequisite
Cost /pp: $ 175

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Rock Safe Weekends

Rock Safe Weekends

Your safety doesn’t happen by accident.

Our highly trained guides will sharpen and expand your safety skills so that you and your climbing team can confidently manage the range of challenging scenarios you might find yourself in.

Lead Rock or Equivalent
Cost /pp: $395

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Rock Safe Pro Weekends

Rock Safe Pro Weekends

Take your multi pitch safety skills to the next level, and sharpen your ability to handle complex incidents while in a challenging environment.

Our highly trained guides will sharpen and expand your safety skills so that you and your climbing team can together manage the range of scenarios you might find yourself in while multi pitch climbing.

Rock safe or equivalent.
Cost /pp: $395

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