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Iceclimbing Canada

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 best 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.

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We offer this trip in two different variations – which 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.

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

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

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

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.

 

VARIATION 1

Price: € 3.190
max. 2 participants per mountain guide

 

check_circle_outline  Included:

• 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

 

highlight_off Not included:

• Flight to Calgary (we gladly make you an offer)
• Meals
• Personal insurances
• All not specifically mentioned included services

VARIATION 2

Price: € 1.990
participants: 6 per mountain guide

 

check_circle_outline  Included:

• 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

 

highlight_off  Not included:

• Flight to Calgary (we gladly make you an offer)
• Meals
• Personal insurances
• All not specifically mentioned included services

 

info  General Infos

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures.

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.

 

https  Insurance

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.

 

language  Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Regulations

Swiss or EU citizens:
Canada: 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.

 

work  Equipment

The required equipment will be announced by the guide.

 

insert_chart_outlined  Difficulty/ Technique

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

 

perm_identity  Physical Fitness

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

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation.

 

 

 

payment  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.

 

directions_run 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.