Trip Details and Small Print
Follow single and multi-pitch climbs, lead bolted sport
Trip planning, knots, climbing technique training on toprope
climbs and bouldering, belaying techniques, use and positioning
of removable anchors, lead climbing on bolted climbs,
repelling with self belay, multi-pitch climbs as a follower,
risk management and hazard evaluation.
Lead multi-pitch climbs on gear self sufficiently.
of beginner's course contents, advance climbing technique
coaching, emphasis on removable anchors and belay stations,
coaching on single and multi-pitch climbs as a leader
of a party.
Guiding or Climbing Camp
- or as a course: A combination of any of the above contents,
advancing at a rate in accordance with your personal skill
level and preferences.
I do it?
Beginner Course: Requires good physical fitness for spending active days in the
mountains and you should not be afraid of heights. Previous
hiking and indoor climbing experience is advantageous.
Advanced Course: See under 1) plus outdoor climbing experience
following routes up to grade 5.8.
Climbing Camp: See under 1) and 2) plus ability
to safely lead up to grade 5.6 on multi-pitch climbs. If you
sign up as a rope team of two, at least one of the partners
must be a competent leader. Your guide will coach you on the
climbs, help you set up safe belays, assure route finding and
will step in, if the going gets tough.
Private Guiding: As for any of our private guiding weeks, we
enjoy optimal flexibility! The Canadian Rockies offer all you
can dream of, regardless if you are a beginner in alpine rock
or you have been climbing for decades and want to trade leads
with your guide
For our courses, we strongly believe in the "Learning by
Doing"-concept as well as small group sizes. Expect lots
Banff or Canmore, Alberta on the evening before the official start
of the course. We gladly assist you in arranging lodging and airport
transfers from and to Calgary International (1.25 hrs).
Check out our own inofficial Canmore guide
for travelling climbers!
Climate, Weather, Temperatures:
Although common saying is, it can snow in Banff any month of the
year, temperatures in summer are usually between 15C and 30C. The
continental climate at the Eastern slope of the Rockies makes for
mostly dry weather.
Services Included in the Total Price:
Guiding/instruction by an ACMG certified mountain, rock or assistant
guide, all guide expenses, equipment use (harness, helmet, climbing
hardware, ropes). We will gladly quote you all-inclusive prices
with lodging and air port pick up / drop off in Calgary or we can
assist you in making reservations for the lodging and transport
option of your choice.
Not Included in the Total Price Are:
Air fares, lodging, food, lunches, drinks, rental fees for climbing
shoes, airport shuttles or local transport. The latter can often
be arranged on a cost basis in the guides' car.