Why Ridgeline Guiding

What should you be considering when looking into ice and rock climbing companies? You should be focused on a few key things:

Fun Factor!

One of the main goals is having fun! Whether we are striving for the mountain summit, or on a chill soft-core outing, we always want to have fun! At Ridgeline, we love sharing out mountain stoke with our guests where together we can create these amazing experiences and memories that last forever!

Experience

The Canadian Rockies are beautiful, but every mountain sport comes with inherent risks. That’s why it’s important to hire an Association of Canadian Mountain Guides rock or ice climbing company. Don’t be a statistic and make sure you’re hiring professionals!

Learning

Whether you want to just experience one trip, or you’re training to tackle some big walls in Patagonia, there are always tips, tricks, and techniques to learn. The best part about climbing is many of the skills translate into real-world experience like staying calm under pressure, spatial awareness, and being properly prepaired.

RIDGELINE GUIDING TEAM

Patrick Lindsay

Owner/ACMG Alpine Guide

“Let me be the first to welcome you to Ridgeline Guiding Services! I look forward to our next adventure together!”

Patrick is a Full Alpine Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.  He has climbed across the lower 48 United States, Western Canada, multiple expeditions to Alaska, and Greece. Calling Canmore home, Patrick feels his best attribute is his passion for teaching and sharing what he has learned over the years of being in the mountains. Combining Patrick’s mountain experience with his thousands of hours as an industrial rope access tech/supervisor, as well as, being a SAR Rope Rescue Leader, guests can be assured that they are in good hands.

Patrick holds an Adventure Guide Diploma through Thompson Rivers University, which is one of the world’s premiere adventure tourism programs where students spend two years refining their mountain craft and business skills associated with the adventure tourism industry. 

Patrick is proud to be at a point in his career where he can guide full time and is able to share his love of the mountains with his guests. He is always looking forward to the next adventure and building long-lasting relationships with his guests 🙂 

Chelsea Lindsay

Owner/Administration

“Come join us for an adventure!”

Chelsea assists in administration and communication for Ridgeline Guiding as our guides are often in the field. She also works for the Alpine Club of Canada as their Programs Director. If you send us an email, she’s likely to respond.

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Chelsea found her adventurous spirit wandering as far as the eye could see; In Saskatchewan that’s a long way. She too like Patrick ended up in Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University, where Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree. 

When away from work, Chelsea, enjoys many of the popular mountain sports like, hiking, biking, and climbing but her best time away is her time spent with her friends, family, and all the beauties that life has to offer. Chelsea is one of those people who everyone loves to be around!

Larry Shiu

ACMG Guide

Larry is an ACMG Apprentice Alpine Guide and loves nothing more than taking every moment to explore the mountains with his guests, friends, and family. Originally from Taiwan, Larry now calls Canmore home with his partner Inka and their young son, Leo. Larry is fluent both in Mandarin and English and is a great interpreter of the Canadian mountains. He is also an industrial rope access specialist (IRATA-3/SPRAT-3). Mostly, Larry is a great guy who loves all that the mountain environment has to offer and is passionate about sharing his love of the mountains with everyone around him.

Benjamin Paradis

Apprentice Alpine Guide

Benjamin is an Apprentice Alpine Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. His climbing experience spans all over Western and Eastern Canada on waterfall ice, rock and alpine objectives, as well as, global expeditions to areas such as: Patagonia, the French and Swiss Alps, the Moroccan Anti-Atlas, the Sierra Madre in Mexico, Greece, Cuba and innumerable trips to the United States. He has been guiding for several years and has taught hundreds of people how to climb safely. When away from alpine guiding, Ben can be seen teaching indoor climbing, as a Climbing Gym Instructor; a career path where he has spent over 10 years. Ben’s passion for climbing and living in the mountains is engrained deep within his soul and as such, he’s always excited to share what he knows about ‘the mountain life’ with other outdoor enthusiasts.

On rest days, Ben enjoys his time at home, in Canmore, planning for the next big adventure, whether it’s a mountain based objective or another family trip with his wife and their one-year-old son. Last but not least, Ben is fluent in both French and English and somehow holds a Master’s in Political science.

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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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