Scrambling Skills and Safety
Scrambling Skills and Safety

Scrambling Skills and Safety

2 days

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

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!

Highlights of the Scrambling Skills and Safety

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.

Prices

From $350USD
2 days
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Scrambling Skills and Safety

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

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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:

May 21, 2022
May 22, 2022
From Canmore, Alberta
To Canmore, Alberta
USD$350
2 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jun 11, 2022
Jun 12, 2022
From Canmore, Alberta
To Canmore, Alberta
USD$350
2 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 03, 2022
From Canmore, Alberta
To Canmore, Alberta
USD$350
2 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 07, 2022
From Canmore, Alberta
To Canmore, Alberta
USD$350
2 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 27, 2022
Aug 28, 2022
From Canmore, Alberta
To Canmore, Alberta
USD$350
2 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 17, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
From Canmore, Alberta
To Canmore, Alberta
USD$350
2 days / 5+ Spaces Left

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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.

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: $225 USD per person

Frequently Asked Questions about Scrambling Skills and Safety

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.

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Is this tour for me?

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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