Frozen Experiences of a Lifetime: Get Out of the Climbing Gym and Tackle an Ice Wall (Canadian Rockies)

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Step away from the molded handholds. Why spend the winter climbing plywood under fluorescent bulbs when you could be outdoors, working your way up a frozen waterfall?

Some of the continent’s best ice climbing is found in the Alberta Rockies. Heaps of outfitters in Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, and Jasper offer lessons, guided trips, and gear rentals.

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