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Find your feet on this intensive, six-day mountaineering course in The Rocky mountains in Canada. You’ll conquer the basics, build confidence and experience the natural highs of climbing on snow, ice and rock.
The Rocky Mountains draw millions of tourists each year, and it’s not hard to see why. With towering snowcapped peaks – the highest of which stands at a whopping 14440 feet above sea level, meadows strewn with wildflowers and rivers that carve through the land, it makes for an awe-inspiring holiday. The wildlife is pretty eye-catching too – elk, moose and bears all call this part of the world home. The whole area stretches just short of 3000 miles and runs from British Columbia down to New Mexico in the USA.
Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike are all very well, but sometimes a little exoticism is called for. And when it comes to learning the basics of mountaineering, locations don’t get much more inspiring than The Rocky Mountains in Canada. On this six-day introductory course you’ll grapple with all the fundamentals and learn them in one of the most breathtaking settings in the world. You’ll learn how to climb on snow, ice and rock, travel across glaciers, and see how a crevasse rescue works. And by the end of it all, you’ll be handy with a compass and map, too.
As well as a good level of fitness, you’ll need an adventurous spirit and a positive mental attitude to help you get the most out of the 6-day session. You’ll also have to be comfortable staying in hut accommodation, so if you’re more used to 5* hotels, then this probably isn’t your thing. It’ll also help if you’re a friendly soul, too – as you’ll be spending your time in a small group of people so it’ll make the whole experience more pleasant if you’re willing to join in and get to know one another.
We select specialist operators who are experienced, qualified and most importantly passionate about what they do. Your enquiry will be passed straight through to the experts who will be able to give you the best advice.