Ice Climbing - Ambassadors Gateway Trip - Canmore

Field trip: Alpine Ambassadors

Ice Climbing - Ambassadors Gateway Trip - Canmore

A week-long trip ice climbing with guides and skilled volunteers

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  • Sat, Feb 2, 2019 — Sun, Feb 10, 2019
  • Alpine Ambassadors
  • Climbing, Outdoor Leadership
  • Water Ice
  • Adults
  • Challenging


We have Bell Cabin reserved through the Alpine Club of Canada, and the cost is covered by The Mountaineers. 



I've created a planning sheet where you can start to enter your travel plans. Please try to be at the ACC by 6pm (earlier if possible) on Saturday, 2/2. We'll have a meeting at the main lodge that evening, where we'll do introductions to one another as well as to some of the guides and volunteers. We'll also discuss plans for the week and the following day. Sunday will likely start at 6am or even earlier for some of you, so it will be advantageous for you to arrive earlier on Saturday so that you have time to get settled before our meeting.


Its very important that we ensure we have enough vehicles for everyone. We'll need at least 6 cars for the group of 15, and each car should be able to transport 4 people including the driver. If you plan to fly and rent a car, please plan to rent a 4wd high clearance vehicle, and add the name of the person (or people) you're sharing the car with as additional drivers. 


Please enter this info into the planning sheet so we make sure we're good to go on all fronts!



Last year there was a mix of eating out and cooking in. Imagine the kitchen to be like that of a hostel - you'll want to label your food. 


General Schedule

On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you'll either climb multi pitch in a group of 3 or crag in a group of 4-8. Wednesday will be a rest day. Wednesday evening, we'll have a mid-point check-in meeting, and we'll order pizza on The Mountaineers that night. Many of your days will have a pre-dawn start - some of the climbing areas have quite a long drive+approach to get to.


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The trip leaders will send out the required equipment

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