4 Day Complete Ice Climbing Course


This 4 Day Complete Ice Climbing Course is a program designed to teache you the movement skills and protection strategies to safely ascend and descend single and multi-pitch climbs. This course also racks up lots of mileage on ice, giving you the ability to lead with gusto and retreat with confidence.

Who for

Complete Ice is designed to accelerate your learning curve if you are serious about getting into the sport.

What’s not Included

All personal clothing and technical equipment (we can recommend equipment before you purchase it) including mountaineering boots, ice axes and crampons, ice screws, runners, food.


Canadian Rockies: starting December, Whistler area: Mid December or January.



Photo: Jia Condon


Day 1: Meet your guide at 8am and go over equipment. Move to an introductory ice climbing area for the day, and work on ice climbing technique fundamentals.

Day 2: Continue developing movement skills, and learning the principles of leading and protection

Day 3: Mock leads and real leads.

Day 4: Ascend a multi-pitch climb, and descend it under the direct supervision of your guide.