Annually
Dates
Banff, Alberta Canada
Location
3 Days
Duration
Outdoor
Setting
Advanced
Skill Level

Climb in the most iconic destinations in the world. Join Kaf Adventures for a 3 day luxurious stay in the Canadian Rockies. After searching for the most convenient ice climbing trip for climbers on the west coast, we found Banff is ideal. Flying to Calgary is inexpensive, keeping the cost low and the time being away minimized. Banff truly is an ice climber’s destination, and the amount of terrain is unimaginable.

First and foremost, you will learn ice climbing skills. Expect Kaf guides to meet you where you’re at. Go top-roping for a day or two and then try a longer ice route. Additional days can be added to the itinerary. We will have our own vehicles and our own comfortable group home. Kaf guides will provide meals for you and give you ample time to relax at night. This is a group experience, and we will be sharing accommodations and making decisions about the day together. It’s your trip and we will do our best to meet everyone’s needs.

AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval.
12-18 for youth courses.
PREREQUISITES This is an advanced level course. Our Ice Climbing: Intermediate is highly recommended. Belay skills are required.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Belay techniques
Rope handling and belay stance techniques
Steep ice climbing techniques
Ice tool and crampon techniques
A and V-Thread anchors
Rappelling from Ice Climbs
Ice Screw Anchors
Ice Screw Placements
Mock-Leading
INCLUDED Kaf Resources
Ropes
Ice Tools
Ice Screws
Crampons
Helmet
Harness
NOT INCLUDED Transportation
Lunch
Personal climbing gear: Layers and boots.
EQUIPMENT Ice Tools
Crampons
Helmet
Climbing boots
Appropriate layers
RENTALS We offer full-service rentals. If you need any gear, please visit our rental page.
TRANSPORTATION & TIMES Transportation and times will be coordinated by email when the pre-trip announcement is sent to all registrants.
WHAT’S NEXT Ice Climbing: Advanced, New England
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CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

 

Your first day will be allowing you to learn new skills. We will focus on acquainting you with the basics: crampons, ice tools, and how to use them both while top-roping on moderate ice climbs. You will also learn about ice screws and anchors.

On the second day you will put what you learned to use as we venture into steeper terrain. It’s here that the basic building blocks of ice climbing will be utilized. As your confidence progresses with your skills, you can attempt some mock leads as you practice your ice screw placement and anchor construction.

On the last day we will climb and debrief the last couple of days offering feedback as to next steps in climbing and other educaitonal courses we offer.

We had a great time in Banff this year and will return in 2018! Please contact us if you’re interested in joining us next year.

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.