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Useful links for ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies


  • Avalanche Bulletins – Updated regularly throughout the winter.
  • Parks Mountain Safety – An informative website produced by the National Parks with lots of good info for ice climbers, including lists of climbs and their Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) ratings.
  • Environment Canada Weather – 7 day forecasts for most towns in Alberta & British Columbia.

Ice Conditions

Guided Climbs & Courses

Other Canadian Rockies Websites

  • CASA – Climbers Access Society of Alberta.  Please support them as they work to maintain our access to the mountains.

Other Ice Climbing Areas

    • West Coast Ice – info & conditions for ice climbing on the West Coast of Canada.
    • Cold Fear – Info & conditions for ice climbing in Cody, Wyoming.  One of the best ice climbing location in the continental United States.
    • Montana Ice – Info & conditions for ice climbing in Montana, including Hyalite Canyon, another good ice climbing location in the US.Â
    • Alaska Ice – Online guidebook & conditions reports for ice climbing in Alaska.


More Useful Links

  • Global Mountain Solutions (GMS) – Difficult Access/Terrain Services – Rope Access Training Calgary-Vancouver -Edmonton, SPRAT, IRATA, Mountain Safety, Helicopter Rescue.

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