Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018

Canadian Rockies

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Canadian Rockies: Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018

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" The raw beauty and majesty of the mountains are always an inspiration to me. I never cease to be amazed whenever I walk up one. Sometimes sitting and immersing myself in their presence is enough. I live for these opportunities. "
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What better place to learn ice climbing than to do it in the Canadian Rockies! – It’s the ice climbing mecca, and it has the best ice climbing routes in the world!

 

The best part is… no experience is necessary - just enthusiasm, a sense of adventure, and average hiking fitness.

Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies


The 2-day introduction to Ice Climbing course is taught by qualified instructors who have wilderness first aid, years of experience climbing in the mountains, and who have gone through rigorous alpine skills and mountain safety training to obtain their ACMG Alpine Guide Certification.

Come join this tour to the Canadian Rockies that introduces you to the thrilling world of ice climbing – imagine climbing a frozen waterfall amongst the beautiful mountains of Banff National Park, Lake Louise, or Canmore, where literally hundreds of frozen waterfall routes can be found.


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

 

Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies


And while you’re in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO world heritage site,


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

capture the beauty of a winter wonderland in Lake Louise, ice castle included, and breathe in the gorgeous mountain scenery as you skate on the lake.


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

Uncover the secret behind the creation of the Rocky Mountain Parks at the Cave and Basin Tour


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

Ride the Banff Gondola up to Sulphur Mountain to feast your eyes on snow-covered mountains


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

Tread on snow with snowshoes to experience the immaculate beauty of an alpine forest


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

And experience the delight of a dogsledding trip in the midst of a snow-covered landscape.

You will also have the luxury of an extra day during the tour to do some shopping, or try out the below activities:

Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

Caving Adventure Tour


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

Fat Biking


Intro to Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies! - March 2018 starting at Canadian Rockies

Or an Ice Walking Tour – a guided tour through a canyon, walking on the top of a frozen river

 

Tour Information:

This tour package will begin on 7 Mar and end on 15 Mar 2018 (9 days / 8 nights) in Calgary, Canada.

Due to the travel between time zones, and the long hours of flight, the length of time away from Singapore will likely be 7 to 16 Mar 2017 (or even 17 Mar depending on your flight) - a total of 10 or 11 days. We will advise you of the recommended flight to book in due time.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival, transfer to hotel in Banff or Canmore, 1.5h away. 7-night hotel stay.

Day 2: Sightseeing: Banff Gondola, Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Day 3: Sightseeing: Lake Louise - Optional: ice-skating on lake or winter hiking

Day 4: Start of 2-day Ice Climbing Course

Day 5: Continue Ice Climbing Course

Day 6: Snowshoeing in Kananaskis OR Ice Walk Tour – depending on weather conditions

Day 7: Dogsledding

Day 8: Free day for shopping or optional activity / tour: Cave Adventure, Fatbiking, Snowmobiling

Evening - Depart for airport hotel

Day 9: Transfer to Airport, and depart for SIN

 

*The maximum number for this tour is 12 persons.

 

Estimated Cost:

Group of 4 to 7 persons - CAD 1,799/person

Group of 8 to 11 persons - CAD 1,749/person

Group of 12 persons - CAD 1,599/person

Once we have a confirmed number of RSVPs, the actual cost will be calculated and provided.

 

Confirmation deposit:

Please place a non-refundable deposit of CAD 1,000 by 12 Jan 2018 to confirm your booking.
Your confirmation deposits will be used to secure bookings of accommodations, the course fees, tours, and activities. As such, we may not be able to refund your deposit once we have paid for the bookings.

 

Payment Detail:

DBS Current A/C: 054-905-362-7

 

Price Includes:

- Return airport transfers and all other transfers during the whole tour

- 7 nights hotel in Canmore and 1 night hotel in Calgary.

- All sightseeing tours by van in Banff and Lake Louise

- Banff Gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain

- Cave and Basin tour

- 2-Day Ice Climbing Course: all equipment as required for the activity will be provided

- Snowshoeing or Ice Walk Tour (whichever is available): snowshoes, snow cleats, and hiking poles provided

- Dogsledding

 

Price does not include:

- travel insurance

- return air tickets from Singapore to Calgary

- eTA fees (Electronic Travel Authorization – a requirement for entry into Canada for Visa-exempt foreign nationals)

- ESTA fees (if transit is in USA, you need to apply for ESTA to go through USA)

- any meals on all days of the tour

- optional activity / tours: Ice-skating; Winter Hiking; Caving Adventure; Fat Biking; Snowmobiling

- rental of ice skates at Lake Louise

- rental of boots for ice climbing

- personal clothing and winter wear for the activity

 

Note:

- Accommodations are in 2 to 3-star hotels, hostels, or condo apartmens depending on availability. Condo apartments accommodates up to 6 people and may have a kitchen and living room. In all cases, we will book single beds but when it is not available, beds may be twin-sharing on Queen-size, King-size, and Sofa Beds. Rooms are Twin-sharing or Triple-sharing. In hostels, rooms may accommodate up to 6 or 8 persons in our group.

- Winter travel and tours are often subjected to unpredictable weather conditions. In most cases, the tour will proceed according to the itinerary as far as it is safe and possible to do so. However, in extreme cases, travel and tour activities may have to be delayed or postponed, or even cancelled (if there is no way of rescheduling the activity). Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

- Please ensure that you have good quality winter wear and boots, and are aware of the concept of layering to keep warm. To learn more, Google or Youtube with subject: layering for winter activity. Once the group is confirmed, information on winter wear and layering will be provided.

 

Recommended flight:

To be announced.

 

 

Contact detail:

Whatsapp Daniel Goh @ +1-403-397-6776 
OR email: innerpassage2013@gmail.com



Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP:

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DISCLAIMER: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility. By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating this trip.

 



 

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