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Trip Information
Name: Rockies Ice
Starts: Sat Feb 10, 2018
Meetup: Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Feb 18, 2018

Registration opens: Sat Jan 13, 2018
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your ice climbing experience?

What is your experience with alpine climbing, multi-pitch and building anchors?

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Participant Information

image of Paul Olynek climbing near Canmore

Annual Ice Climbing Pilgrimage to the Rockies near Canmore, AB.


You must have ice climbing experience and safe belay practices.  

Some of the climbing areas are remote and require alpine experience, so assess your skills and experience carefully.

The group will split for the day when we go to small climbing areas.


Dates are tentative; trip is 5-9 days depending on conditions and everyone's schedule.


Locations dependent on ice conditions.

Be prepared! Bring your own ten essentials:


Gear required:

  • Headlamp!
  • Helmet, Harness and Belay Device.
  • Goggles or protective glasses.
  • Rigid boots and steel crampons.
  • Technical Ice Tools.
  • Recommended: Waterproof jacket and pants, gaiters, extra pairs of climbing gloves. Extra warm belay jacket. Belay gloves.

Extra Gear:

  • We will need enough ropes, ice screws, and climbing gear for the group.
  • Organizers will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS, Personal Locator Beacon; Camera; First aid kit.


Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information

Recommended carpooling cost:  we will share transportation costs.

Accommodation:  we will share accommodation costs.

Contact organizer by telephone for last minute questions/changes.

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