AST 1 for Ice Climbers in Canmore - Feb13

  • Date
    From Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 to Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:30 am to 05:00 pm MST
  • Organizer name
    Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
  • Price
  • Website
  • Address
    Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
    200, 50 Lincoln Park
    Canmore, AB

Avalanche hazard is a serious threat to ice climbers in the Canadian Rockies. The vast majority of Canadian Rockies ice climbing routes are exposed to avalanche hazard – often for extended periods. The simple fact that water flows and freezes in gullies makes most ice climbing routes natural terrain traps. Climbing early in the season before the snow arrives may mean reduced avalanche exposure but can also lead to increased technical challenges on partially formed falls. To assist ice climbers with more risk management information, we developed an AST 1 course for ice climbers. Some of the avalanche related challenges facing the Rockies’ ice climber include: