Scrambling Skills and Safety

Scrambling Skills and Safety

Scrambling Skills and Safety

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From $350USD

Difficulty

Guided

None included

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Highlights

Get the basics of safe, effective scrambling down in the Rockies

Learn how to scramble safely from an experienced mountain guide, learning and practicing safe techniques.

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beginner scrambling sections of the Canadian Rockies.

Open the door to more advanced hiking routes in the future with your newfound skills and confidence.

Reach new heights safely, increasing your enjoyment of every route you take on.

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.

Spend two days in the fantastic Canadian Rockies, scrambling in Kananaskis, Banff, or near Lake Louise depending on conditions. With all safety considerations accounted for, you’ll be able to ease into scrambling with close supervision, earning views you may never have thought you’d see. Between exhilarating moments of climbing, you’ll be able to sit back and admire famous mountain vistas. Get your spot on the Scrambling Skills and Safety tour booked today!

Scrambling Skills and Safety Itinerary

Day 1 Meet in Canmore and First Climbs

The tour begins in Canmore, where you’ll review the itinerary ahead, enjoy a coffee, and begin learning about basic scrambling techniques and hazards. Review how to scramble without damaging the environment, how to tell the difference between classes of terrain, how to routefind, and how to move in loose terrain.

In the afternoon, bag a summit or two with your newfound skills.

Overnight Location
Not included in tour price
Distance
Variable
Meals
None

Day 2 Scrambling in the Rockies

Head out from Canmore early in the morning to find some good scrambles to try today. You could be climbing Heart Mountain, Mt. Yamnuska, Mt. Baldy, or Loder Peak.

Spend the whole day up in the mountains sharpening your skills and building your confidence. At the end of the day, you’ll return home feeling very, very accomplished!

Overnight Location
Not included in tour price
Distance
Variable
Meals
None

Day 3 Optional Extra Hiking Day

If you want more time on the trails, you can pre-book an additional day to continue climbing. You’ll work on more advanced skills with a 1:2 instructor to student ratio. This day will incur an additional fee if you’d like to enjoy it (please check ‘Optional Extras’).

Overnight Location
Not included in tour price
Distance
Variable
Meals
None

Scrambling Skills and Safety Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in the Canadian Rockies is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person:

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Accommodation on the Scrambling Skills and Safety Tour

There are no accommodations included on this tour. You will need to arrange your own accommodations if needed, but we are happy to help. Guests may be able to receive a discount on Clique Hotel bookings.

Night 1

Accommodation in Canmore

Accommodation on this tour is not included. A variety of accommodation options exist in both Canmore, Calgary and Banff, including campsites, hostels, all levels of hotels as well as condo-style accommodation with kitchens or suites. We recommend that you book your own pre and post-trip accommodations well in advance as all levels of accommodations in the Bow Valley fill quickly.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Scrambling Skills and Safety Tour?

Logistics, Meals and Accommodation

This training course doesn’t include any meals, transportation, or accommodation. If you need any help with booking your own accommodation, we are happy to assist you if needed. Travellers taking this course can enjoy a discounted rate at Clique Hotels & resorts. For meals, please pack your own high-energy meals and snacks for field days.

Also Included

  • Helmet
  • Harnesses, ropes, and other technical equipment (only required on optional additional day)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodations
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional scrambling day: $225USD per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about Scrambling Skills and Safety

How hard is the Scrambling Skills and Safety tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While you don’t need any experience scrambling, this tour is not recommended for beginner hikers. You should have experience hiking and a good level of fitness to enjoy this tour. Expect to complete longer hikes each day with sometimes challenging elevation gain and technical sections.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Scrambling Skills and Safety tour?

No meals are included. Please pack your own high-energy foods.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Please verify that your insurance covers the included activities on this tour. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Canmore to start this tour?

Fly into the Calgary International Airport (YYC). We recommend you rent a car as there is no included transportation between Calgary and Canmore on this tour. Canmore is about an hour from Calgary.

Is the Scrambling Skills and Safety tour guided?

Yes, you will be learning from and supervised by an experienced guide.

Where does the Scrambling Skills and Safety tour end?

The tour ends after you complete your hike. You will be responsible for finding your own way back to the airport after the tour.

What do I need to bring?

You will be provided with crampons, mountaineering ice axes, climbing harnesses, helmets, and all other technical equipment. Please bring:

  • Daypack (30-40 litres)
  • Lunch, snacks
  • Water bottle (full!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, SPF lip balm
  • Camera
  • Blister kit
  • First aid items (guides carry a first aid kit, but you may bring your own Band-Aids and anti-inflammatory medication if desired)
  • Trekking poles
  • Bear spray (recommended)

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to visit the Rockies for this tour is the summer (July-mid September) when the weather is generally sunny and warm.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While you don’t need any experience scrambling, this tour is not recommended for beginner hikers. You should have experience hiking and a good level of fitness to enjoy this tour. Expect to complete longer hikes each day with sometimes challenging elevation gain and technical sections.


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