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Experience Alpine Climbing
Join us for a special experience of summer ice climbing on Mount Athabasca.
At A Glance
Duration: 8 hours
Offered: September 11-15, 2021
Departure: 8:00 AM
Group Size: Maximum 4
Fitness Level: The day starts off with a moderately strenuous 2 hour hike. We recommend that people are fit enough to hike 10km with reasonable ease and that you do not have any injuries or medical conditions that could impair your enjoyment. Additionally, the ability to climb steep grades carrying a 15kg pack and adequate endurance to travel for 8 hours is recommended. We do take lots of time for rests, but this is a full day of activity.
What is included: Mountain boots, crampons, harness, helmet, all technical gear. We also have extra clothing, backpacks, and accessories available for guest use as required.
What is not included: Personal clothing, food and hydration, any required personal medications. As this is an upper elevation alpine area, the weather can sometimes be one of the main challenges. This can be a very memorable and powerful experience, as long as you have the right clothing. We recommend a warm insulating layer and good rain protection. For a complete list of clothing recommended for alpine environments, please see here.
Price: $275+ 5% GST/Person – $1,050 + 5% GST/Private Group (subject to availability)
- Per Person
- Private Group (groups of up to 4)
Join Us for a Special Experience of Summer Ice Climbing on Mount Athabasca
Offered September 11 – 15th, 2021 – limited availability
A moderately strenuous 2 hour hike puts you at the base of fluted ice fins nestled between steep cliffs and a quiet glacier tongue. From here, your guide will instruct you on the use of ice climbing equipment and lead you up into this vanishing wonder. After lunch at a high point, you will complete a technical descent involving rappelling and lowering back to the base. The hike out typically takes 1.5 hours, losing elevation gradually. This trip exposes people to the feel of alpine climbing, and the skills used on this 8 hours trip are the same used to climb mountains around the world.
Refund Policy: This trip is weather dependent, and if conditions are safe or unsuitable, we will provide a full refund. Often climbing conditions and weather are excellent during September.