Advanced Ice Skills

Advanced ice climbing instruction with Cirrus Alpine Guides

This intense two day skills course is all about developing leading skills for single and multi pitch ice routes and is designed for climbers with previous ice climbing experience.

We start with a good review of basic ice climbing skills then move on to advanced skills.
With only 2 guests per instructor you will receive personal detailed coaching and training on essential skills used by professional climbing guides.

We will have you exceeding you personal ability's and leading ice climbs by the end of the course.

- Welcome, goals and agenda.
- Risk and hazard assessments for ice climbing.
- Anchor construction review, ice screws, V-threads, terrain anchors and bolts.
- Introduction to lead belaying and rope systems.
- Placement of screws on steep terrain and clipping quick draws on lead.
- Leading tactics for multi pitch ice routes.
- Climbing multi pitch ice.
- Rappelling with a backup.
- Advanced movement skills coaching.


Dec 21 and 22, 2016
Jan 7 and 8, 2017
Jan 21 and 22, 2017
Feb 4 and 5, 2017
Feb 18 and 19, 2017
March 4 and 5, 2017
March 18 and 19, 2017

Call or email to book preferred dates.
Ice climbing gear is available to rent if needed.


Gear List: 
Canadaian Rockies, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise.
Grade 4-5 ice
2 days of instruction
Dec through to April
2 guests per intsructor

Fees are per person in Canadian funds

Client/Guide RatioFee
1:1$ 850.00