Ice Climbing In David THompson COuntry

We offer guided adventures with certified guides for every skill level, for those just learning to the experts. Join us on your next climbing adventure

You can learn to ice climb in nordegg! 

Looking to start ice climbing? Make sure you’re well-prepared with one of our guides as you learn to ice climb! We’ll cover everything from the basic gear needed to the best techniques. Nordegg’s ice climbing is nestled along the beautiful David Thompson Highway and has some of the best views in the Rockies. We’ll make sure to take you to the best spots.  

Who can Ice Climb?

Anyone of reasonable fitness can climb! Ice climbing is rock climbing’s cousin and they use different techniques. If you have never done it before, a guide is essential. If you’ve never ice climbed, our “Ice Canyon Adventure” offers a quick taste in one of the prettiest ice canyons in Alberta!

What about Multi Pitch?

If you want to tackle one of the David Thomspon Country’s classic multi pitche climbs and get out of the canyons, we can take more expereienced ice climbers out to experience some of the vintage classics in the corridor. Just look for “Multi Pitch Ice Classics.”

Because Adventure Makes You Better.

David THompson Country Ice CLimbing Adventures

Explore Ice Canyons

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 /pp: $ 199

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Try Ice Day

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 /pp: $ 199

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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Ice Climbing

Where can I ice climb in Canada?

The Canadian Rockies is home to some world class rock climbing. At Girth Hitch Guiding we can take you climbing in Nordegg (Lake Abraham), David Thompson Country, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, &  Jasper.
There also ice climbing in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Where ever waterfalls freeze, you can climb!

How much does it cost to go ice climbing?

A private day of ice climbing for 1:1 guiding is $595, while group rates start at $199 per person. All of your required gear and equipment is included in this price.

Is ice climbing harder than rock climbing?

Ice climbing and rock climbing share similarities, but also are very different activities. Ice climbing involves the use of ice tools and crampons to climb. Both activities involve mental and physical strength to climb a vertical surface.

Can Anyone ice climb?

While ice climbing requires a reasonable level of fitness, anyone can learn to ice climb! We recommend a minimum age of 12 years to participate in our guiding services.