Alpine Ambassadors-Hosted Water Ice Trips


Alpine Ambassadors-Hosted Water Ice Trips - Hyalite Canyon

This is an Alpine Ambassador Hosted trip aimed at helping dedicated climbing volunteers and aspiring leaders improve their skills and comfort zone on technical ice.

  • Fri, Jan 17, 2025 — Sun, Jan 19, 2025
  • Alpine Ambassadors
  • Climbing
  • Water Ice
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Ice Climb, Water Ice Climb
  • Challenging

6pm Thursday, January 16 for the pre trip briefing and group dinner. Expect to be on routes by 8am each day until 4pm. Application Coming

Spend 3 days in Bozeman top-roping, mock/leading, and/or participating in ground clinics with personalized instruction from experienced Alpine Ambassadors. This is a great opportunity to get some meaningful mileage on water ice that could enable people to safely progress their skills.

This trip is designed for Mountaineers climbing volunteers to continue to grow as climbers. Climbers will get to push their grades and increase their technical proficiency on water ice, and get to build community with volunteers from multiple branches at two AirBnB's that The Mountaineers Alpine Ambassadors have paid for. Participants' only costs are transportation and food.

Application Period is October 1 - December 1. All applications will be reviewed ASAP so the 8 spaces we have available are offered and filled by mid-December so travel plans can be made. Upon acceptance of the pool invited to participate, everyone going will meet in Bozeman. We'll do a dinner meeting on Thursday night to get intros and briefing's done, and then off to the crags Fri/Sat/Sun

Assistant Instructor/Leader spots are open to those that have participated in the Alpine Ambassadors Ice program previously. Please reach out to request permission to join.

We will send out the address and timeframe of events once we have finalized the group roster. Thank you for your interest! 

Leader's notes

Ideally participants have already taken the ice climbing module of the Intermediate Course, are a climb leader, or have a little experience on alpine and water ice but want to learn more in a safe environment. There is no minimum standard of movement, but those with experience will get a lot more out of this opportunity compared to new ice climbers. It will be expected that each participant outfits themselves with the necessary personal gear like boots, crampons, tools, helmet, harness, anchor materials, and all other personal gear like clothing and stoke. 


Hyalite Canyon

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Details about required equipment will be communicated by the trip leader. At minimum, expect the following


  • The Ten Essentials
  • Ice tools
  • Ice screws (if you have them)
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Rope
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • V-thread tool
  • Extra webbing and cord for anchor building


  • Hand warmers
  • Extra gloves
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