Ice climbing under a Big Sky

May 5, 2004
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Ice climbing under a Big Sky
Question: In December, my wife and I are spending a week skiing in Big Sky, Montana. While there, we are interested in enrolling in an ice climbing school for a day, or finding a guide to take us on a climb. Any suggestions?

Screven Watson
Tallahassee, Florida

Ice climb instruction and guiding in
Big Sky, Montana

Adventure Adviser: Big Sky-based Adventure Skills Guide Service (800-347-1478) is a wide-ranging outfitter offering guiding and instruction in numerous activities, including skiing, climbing, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking. If they don’t have a scheduled ice climbing class during your upcoming visit, Clark will help line up a personalized trip and guide for you. Base rates for private guiding start at $100/per person per day, and include professional guiding, safety and technical equipment, and refreshments. Adventure Skills Guide Service has been around for the last six years, and employs a number of well-trained and reputable guides. I’d look into the snow mountaineering courses — sounds like the right fit for you.
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