Mountaineering Classes

Mountaineering classes are an excellent way to learn to climb and to experience the joys of being out in nature. The majestic mountain backdrops and gracefully rugged glaciated terrain make taking a mountaineering course in Canada a truly world-class experience. The mountains are a great classroom to immerse yourself in, while learning from our fully certified and talented ACMG guides. Have a look at our mountaineering classes below and choose the one that best fits your needs.

Bow - Mountain Intro

4 Day Courses

Enjoy 4 educational and fun filled days in the mountains learning the basic of Mountaineering and how to become a Mountaineer!

Location

Based out of the ACC’s Bow Hut (north of Lake Louise)

Clothing

Equipment & clothing checklist with course package

Rental Equipment

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

Cost

$1250 + 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

  • Navigation & Route Planning

  • Epic Mountain Summits *(conditions dependent)

  • And More!

Bow - Mountain Intro 2

5 Day Courses

The 5 day course is similar to the 4 day course but with an extra summit!

Location

Based out of the ACC’s Bow Hut (north of Lake Louise)

Clothing

Equipment & clothing checklist with course package

Rental Equipment

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

Cost

$1500 + GST for this 5 day course. Hut fees and food provided
  • 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

  • Navigation & Route Planning

  • Epic Mountain Summits *(conditions dependent)

  • And More!

Crevasse Rescue

Glacier Travel

Learn how to perform crevasse rescue and travel safer on the glacier. Great as an introduction or refresher course.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Clothing

Please dress appropriately to spend extended hours outside

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, ice axe, crampons, boots, belay device, rescue kit

Cost

$350 + GST for this 2 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
  • Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols, Communication

  • Equipment & Proper Use

  • Roping up for Glacier Travel

  • Axe Use and Self Arrest

  • Ice & Snow Anchors

  • Crevasse Rescue Instruction and Practice
  • Rope Ascent/Descent

  • Glacier Travel Techniques

  • Glacier Morphology

  • Traveling Glacier Mode Style on a Glacier!

  • And More

Custom Mountaineering

All Skill Levels

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

Just Ask 🙂

Location

We can accommodate your requests

Clothing

We’ll provide both a clothing & gear list for your custom program

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, rock shoes, belay device, rescue kits, and more

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 mountaineering classes 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

*Receive 10% off when you with a group of 4 or more!

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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