Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

Yamnuska

Yamnuska

Overview

Located in Canmore, Alberta at the gates of Banff National Park, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is one of Canada’s premier providers of mountaineering, rock & ice climbing, backcountry skiing, hiking, and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. For over 40 years, we have hosted thousands of clients from Canada and all over the world. Our brand is known for quality mountain experiences, safety, and well-organized itineraries. We have some of the best mountain guides and hiking guides in the industry. All Yamnuska Mountain Adventures climbing guides are certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Tours

Open details for Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

2 days
From US $225
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Avalanche safety is a must-have tenet of backcountry adventure and a critical step in keeping yourself and your adventure partners safe in the wintertime and shoulder season. The Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies tour is a practical chance to learn the basics of avalanche safety in one of the most beautiful mountain environments in the world.

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Open details for Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 1 in Canadian Rockies

Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 1 in Canadian Rockies

2 days
From US $350
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Breaking into outdoor climbing can be intimidating, but the Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 1 in Canadian Rockies course builds your knowledge, skills, and confidence to prepare you to safely and enjoyably climb in the great outdoors!

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Open details for Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 2 in the Canadian Rockies

Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 2 in the Canadian Rockies

2 days
From US $350
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Got the basics of outdoor climbing down and ready to advance? The Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 2 in the Canadian Rockies course builds your knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you reach new heights in your outdoor climbing adventure!

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Open details for Scrambling Skills and Safety

Scrambling Skills and Safety

2 days
From US $350
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Most mountaineers start out as hikers on simple trails, progressively learning new skills to take on more advanced terrain. Scrambling is a fundamental skill in a hiker’s toolbelt, opening the door to more incredible scenery with the use of your own two hands. The Scrambling Skills and Safety tour is a chance to become familiar with scrambling with the guidance of a mountain expert.

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Open details for Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry Ski or Splitboard the Canadian Rockies

2 days
From US $350
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Have you ever spent some time on your skis in the backcountry and were wondering about some unanswered questions on terrain choices or avalanche danger? Stood at the top of a run and wondered how to get down or deal with steeper descents and up tracks? Then this is the place for you. The goal of this course of this backcountry skiing program is to take you to the next level. Combining the pure backcountry experience with the opportunity to solidify the basics and develop more sophisticated techniques makes this program appropriate for those looking for 2 days of guided skiing and splitboarding. This program is designed to refine your skillset allowing you the ability to venture deeper into the mountains.

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Open details for Ice Climbing Basics in the Canadian Rockies

Ice Climbing Basics in the Canadian Rockies

2 days
From US $350
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Ever looked at a frozen waterfall and thought, “I want to climb that?” You’re in the right place. The Ice Climbing Basics in the Canadian Rockies tour is a foundational introduction to the thrilling world of ice climbing. This course is suitable for total beginners and experienced climbers alike- anyone curious about strapping on the crampons and donning the axe is welcome!

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Open details for Avalanche Skills Training 2 in the Canadian Rockies

Avalanche Skills Training 2 in the Canadian Rockies

4 days
From US $525
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Every backcountry adventurer needs a foundational knowledge of avalanche safety, and the Avalanche Skills Training 2 in the Canadian Rockies tour is designed to show you how to evaluate and respond to changing snow conditions in the backcountry.

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Open details for Backcountry Skiing at Rogers Pass

Backcountry Skiing at Rogers Pass

3 days
From US $625
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Rogers Pass offers some of the most exciting and challenging terrain in North America. From high glaciers to beautiful open bowls, tree skiing to small chutes, and steep adrenalin-fueled couloirs, the list is endless. Its proximity to the highway also gives you the flexibility to ski and snowboard a range of different aspects and altitudes, providing a multitude of options for the intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders, irrespective of the weather.

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Open details for Basics of Winter Mountaineering

Basics of Winter Mountaineering

3 days
From US $625
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Mountaineering doesn’t have to be intimidating. Learn the fundamentals on the Basics of Winter Mountaineering course, an unforgettable adventure designed to teach you the skills you’ll need to conquer new mountains without previous experience required.

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Open details for Hiking the Wapta Icefields

Hiking the Wapta Icefields

3 days
From US $650
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If you want to access terrain enjoyed by few, the Hiking the Wapta Icefields tour is the ideal chance to escape your routine and seek the mountains. This hiking adventure in the Canadian Rockies departs from stunning Bow Lake to leave everyone else behind, travelling deep into the mountains.

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Open details for Backpacking the Yoho Valley and Iceline Trail

Backpacking the Yoho Valley and Iceline Trail

3 days
From US $695
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You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to backpacking in the Canadian Rockies, but you just couldn’t miss an adventure in Yoho National Park. The Backpacking the Yoho Valley and Iceline Trail tour is an all-in experience in some of Canada’s best mountain scenery and a must-do for hikers in the Rockies.

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Open details for Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon

Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon

3 days
From US $695
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Reaching the peak of Mount Willingdon is an incredible experience, and it’s one you can do without mountaineering experience or any special skills! On the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon, you’ll be led up this incredible mountain with an experienced guide, reaching the 11,066-foot summit to discover unbelievable views over the surrounding Rockies.

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Open details for Rock Climbing Skills at Skaha Bluffs

Rock Climbing Skills at Skaha Bluffs

4 days
From US $795
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Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park is an absolutely perfect place to get on the rock. This climbing mecca offers warm Okanagan sun, perfect climbing granite, and a welcoming community of climbers. The Rock Climbing Skills at Skaha Bluffs adventure will help you improve your performance in outdoor climbing while also offering the chance to have fun, meet other climbers, and just enjoy the scenery.

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Open details for Hiking the Skoki Circuit

Hiking the Skoki Circuit

4 days
From US $875
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While the selection of incredible backpacking routes in the Canadian Rockies is too long to name, the Skoki Circuit stands out for its jaw-dropping beauty. The Hiking the Skoki Circuit tour is an excellent way to enjoy this region of Banff National Park, taking care of the logistics so you can just soak up those views.

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Open details for Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 1 & 2 in Canadian Rockies

Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 1 & 2 in Canadian Rockies

5 days
From US $875
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Are you a beginner or intermediate climber looking to advance your skills outside? Take the Outdoor Rock Climbing Level 1 & 2 in Canadian Rockies course to build an excellent base of climbing knowledge or continue to improve your performance on the rock.

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Open details for Kananaskis Highlands Backpacking Adventure

Kananaskis Highlands Backpacking Adventure

5 days
From US $1,075
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Have you heard of Banff’s little sister, Kananaskis? This collection of provincial parks and wildlands make up one of the best hiking destinations in Canada. With scenery that’s just as good as the big national parks but comes with fewer people on the trail, this is the ideal place to get backpacking! The Kananaskis Highlands Backpacking Adventure shows you the very best of this special place!

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Open details for Wapta Icefield Hut-to-hut Ski Tour

Wapta Icefield Hut-to-hut Ski Tour

4 days
From US $1,125
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The Wapta Traverse is the ultimate Canadian Rockies hut-to-hut ski tour. The Wapta Icefields spread for many miles north along the continental divide from the Lake Louise area. With vast glaciers, easy peaks, and a superlative hut system, the area is perfect for a great ski traverse.

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Open details for Jasper Highlands Backpacking Adventure

Jasper Highlands Backpacking Adventure

6 days
From US $1,175
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The Jasper Highlands Backpacking Adventure is a must-do adventure for the intermediate or strong backpacker. If you’ve tested your legs elsewhere and feel ready for a truly remote adventure, this is the one!

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Open details for Backpacking the Rockwall Highline

Backpacking the Rockwall Highline

6 days
From US $1,250
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Want to tackle your first backpacking trip, but not sure how to make it everything you dream of it being? The Backpacking the Rockwall Highline is a perfect introduction to backpacking. With no previous experience required (just some solid hiking fitness!) and a long reel of unbelievable scenery to discover, this is a backpacking trip you’re guaranteed to fall in love with!

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Open details for Backpacking near Mount Assiniboine

Backpacking near Mount Assiniboine

5 days
From US $1,295
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Mount Assiniboine is likely the most iconic peak in the Rockies, and the Backpacking near Mount Assiniboine tour is an adventure that puts this mountain at center stage! Despite delivering a true backcountry experience, this tour is suitable for less experienced hikers and backpackers- where better to have your first backpacking experience than the Mount Assiniboine area?

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