Ice climbing Canada

  • Adventure Factor
    courageous
  • Experience Value / Emotion
    thrilling
  • Fitness / Struggle
    workout
  • Risk
    feel free to tell your partner about it
  • Travel Comfort
    comfortable

The perfect preparation for big combined tours or simply an exciting experience in a bizarre world made from ice.

Climbing on frozen waterfalls has its unique thrill, which unfortunately was only rarely possible in the recent European winters. Quite different in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here, you can find the perfect conditions already in mid-February and they mostly remain stable until the end of April.

Our ice climbing trip starts in Canmore, a perfect starting point for the various spots, this region has to offer. Within a few minutes’ drive, you can find short crisp mixed climbs as well as long waterfalls. Especially the Ghost River area is always worth a visit and will defiantly delight you.

After that, we continue through the Banff National park to Fields. This little Village is surrounded by various waterfalls which are (unusual for Canada) within easy reach. Finally, we head to the famous waterfalls alongside Icefield Parkway for two more days. Here, spots like the “Weeping Wall” or the famous “Polar Circus” wait for us to be climbed.

We offer this trip in two different variations – which one ever suits you best.

VARIATION 1: guided ice climbing with max. 2 participants per guide

VARIATION 2: coached ice climbing training

In this option, the participants climb in rope teams of two and the guide takes care about organization and the schedule. Participants will improve their rope team management, technique and tactic. This variation has proved to be successful over the years because climbers can make their experiences independently but still under the safe supervision of a professional. This method of climbing leads to a higher learning success from which you can benefit the most, especially at the beginning of the season.

For all ambitious climbers: This course is for those people, who also might be interested in our north face program respectively our Cerro Torre climb. If the participant and guide both agree that the climber has the skills for a north face ascent, we offer a discount of up to € 1.000,- on a booking of one of these tours.

 

Highlights:

UIAGM mountain guide

Unique experience in a bizarre ice world

Variety of different spots

Choice between two different variations of the trip

Perfect preparation for a combined tour

 

Dates:

 

Variation 1: March 17 - 26, 2019

Booking Code: EISCAN119

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Variation 2: December 06 - 15, 2019

Booking Code: EISCAN219

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VARIATION 1

Price: € 3.190

Max. 2 participants per mountain guide

 

What the price includes:

All organization and coordination of the program

UIAGM mountain guide

Guided ice climbing on up to 8 days

Rental car

Accommodation

Journey to destination and accommodation of the guide

Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator 

What the price does not include:

Flight to Calgary (we gladly make you an offer)

Meals

All not specifically mentioned included services

 

VARIATION 2

Price: € 1.990

Number of participants: 6 per guide

 

What the price includes:

All organization and coordination of the program

UIAGM mountain guide

Guided ice climbing on up to 8 days

Rental car

Accommodation

Journey to destination and accommodation of the guide

Security and warranty of an austrian tour operator 

What the price does not include:

Flight to Calgary (we gladly make you an offer)

Meals

All not specifically mentioned included services

 

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: info@furtenbachadventures.com

 

 

Flight to Calgary, then we take a rental car to Canmore. From there we pick out our spots according to the conditions – see also above. 

General 
Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in the expedition lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.
If you are not sure whether taking part in an expedition is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204 134 or mail lukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

Difficulty / Technique
This tour is a very challenging, difficult and high alpine tour in a rock and ice terrain.

Physical fitness 
A key success factor for this tour is being in good shape.

Equipment 
The required equipment will be announced by the guide.

Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Regulations

Canada
Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 or more months.

For entering Canada, an electronic entry permit (eTA) is required. Find further details under: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

 

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

 until 30 days prior to departure............................... 30%
29 - 20 days prior to departure.......................... 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure.......................... 70%
9 - 4 days prior to departure.............................. 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours).........100%
on the day of departure....................................... 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.

 

Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG” [European Travel inscurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

 

 

Furtenbach Adventures is the most innovative organizer of expeditions and exclusive adventure travel.

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Get in touch

Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Höttinger Gasse 12
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

+43 (0) 512 / 204134

office@furtenbachadventures.com

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