Alpine Climbing

Alpine climbing is a ton of fun and more technically involved than general mountaineering. To be a good alpine climber your skills need to be broad, with a good mixture of rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and everything in between.  It’s the cumulation of all your mountain skills. In the end the words “alpine” & “mountaineering” can be interchangeable but the context will point you toward one or the other.  Putting that aside it is a ton of fun moving fast & light through the hills with a smaller team of climbers. The below courses have lower guest-to-guide ratios (1:1 or 2:1).

The Bugaboos

5 Days of Alpine

One of the BEST alpine rock climbing venues in the world. Mix of education and guided ascents of epic granite spires!

Location

Based out of the ACC’s Kain Hut in Bugaboo Provincial Park 

Clothing

Equipment & clothing checklist with course package

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, glacial travel/crevasse rescue kit

Cost

$2100 + GST for this 5 day course. Hut fees and food provided
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Glacial Travel Methods

  • Glacier Morphology & Crevasses

  • Crevasse Rescue

  • Snow & Ice Travel Techniques

  • Snow & Ice Anchors

  • Guided Ascents Granite Spires

  • And More!

Fantastic Fay

4 Days of Alpine

Experience the mountains high above Moraine Lake and learn some skills along the way! Then relax in Canada’s highest permanent structure- the Neil Colgan Hut (2957m)!

Location

Based out of the ACC’s Neil Colgan Hut (Lake Louise area)

Clothing

Equipment & clothing checklist with course package

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, glacial travel/crevasse rescue kit

Cost

$1600 + GST for this 4 day course. Hut fees and food provided.   
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Glacial Travel Methods

  • Glacier Morphology & Crevasses

  • Crevasse Rescue

  • Snow & Ice Travel Techniques

  • Snow & Ice Anchors

  • Ice Axe Use & Self-Arrest

  • Summits Attempts of Mt. Fay & Mt. Little

  • Relaxing Evening

Swiss't Up

4 Days of Alpine

Near Rogers Pass we’ll hike up to Hermit Meadows, where we’ll be tent based. Then the fun begins as we learn some skills and explore the nearby peaks!

Location

Hermit Meadows tent based (Rogers Pass area, BC)

Clothing

Equipment & clothing checklist with course package

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, glacial travel/crevasse rescue kit

Cost

$1600 + GST for this 4 day course – food provided.   
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Equipment & Proper Use/Limitations/Care

  • Glacial Travel Methods

  • Glacier Morphology & Crevasses

  • Crevasse Rescue

  • Snow & Ice Travel Techniques

  • Snow & Ice Anchors

  • Ice Axe Use & Self-Arrest

  • Summits Attempts of the Swiss Peaks & Mt. Tupper

  • And More!

Abbot Classic

3 Days of Alpine

Test your alpine fitness and skills on two great 11,000ers from the historic Abbot Pass Hut. Surreal mountain views all day! Awesome Climbing!

Location

Based out of the ACC’s Abbot Pass Hut (Lake O’Hara area)

Clothing

Equipment and clothing checklist provided with trip package

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, crampons, mountaineering axe

Cost

$1275 + GST for this 3 day course. Hut fees, bus, and food provided.   
Trip Details

We’ll catch the Lake O’Hara bus in the morning and then make our way to the hut on day one. Getting up to Abbot Pass hut will challenge you but it’s not without many rewards. The surrounding Lake O’Hara mountains are known to many as the “Gem of the Canadian Rockies” and for good reason. This place is spectacular for hiking and climbing.

Once at the hut, the next two days will be spent attempting our luck on the pass’ adjacent mountains, Mt. Victoria and Mt. Lefroy, respectfully. These two peaks are superb and characteristically different than one another, which offers a nice change in terms of climbing style. On the 3rd day we’ll hike out back to Lake O’Hara where the bus will pick us up and take us back to our cars. Simply put, our Abbot Pass Classic trip are 3 days of thrilling, mountainous fun!

Custom Alpine Climbing

All Skill Levels

We can develop custom courses to fit your specific requests.​

Just Ask ?

Location

National and international options

Clothing

We’ll provide both a clothing & equipment list for your custom course.

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, glacial travel/crevasse rescue kit

Cost

TBD – Free estimates!
  • You request the specific topics and we’ll work with you to make sure your requests are done safely and in a professional manner.

Booking Information

Prior to booking any of our courses please review our Booking InfoAll guests must read, understand, & sign our ACMG Waiver. We will provide a copy for you to sign before each trip or course. We can accommodate equipment needs as requested. Equipment rental is not included in the course costs. If you have any question please check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to Contact Us

GET IN TOUCH!

Thank you for visiting our site and taking the to time to send us a message. We looking forward to planning our next adventuring together!

(403) 679-9665

info@ridgelineguiding.com

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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