Experience the Thrill of Winter

TRY ICE CLIMBING, LEARN TO LEAD & MULTI PITCH ICE CLIMB. ADD AVALANCHE SAFETY SKILLS. ALL IN THE DAVID THOMPSON CORRIDOR WITH AN ACMG GUIDE.

The silence of winter in the Alberta Rockies is surreal, and a joy to experience. Join us for an afternoon to try ice climbing and explore frozen ice canyons, or plan a larger ice climbing multi pitch adventure out in the beautiful Lake Abraham area west of Nordegg. 

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.

Because Adventure Makes You Better.

Most Popular Winter 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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All Winter 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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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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