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ICE CLIMBING FOR EVERY LEVEL!
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Looking to try something unique this winter? Why not try Ice Climbing? Ice Climbing near Guelph, Ontario, in the Gorge of Elora is a great way to spend a day exploring the beautiful sights of these regions, not to mention testing your skills. OR for an adventure closer to Toronto check out the TIFFANY FALLS ice climbing program near Ancaster where you will climb on one of the largest beautiful frozen waterfalls in the region. If you decide you want to get more into the sport, we offer ice anchor and mountaineering courses to get you the skills to one day do it on your own.
Can you imagine yourself climbing the Khumba Icefall on Mount Everest? Luckily, you don't have to go to Nepal for some excellent ice climbing. Only an hour and a half from Toronto, you'll find some of the most astounding ice in southern Ontario. Hack your way up an icefall with ice axes and dig your crampons into the blue ice. On this course you will learn to tie into the rope, belay, proper uses of crampons and ice axes, and ice climbing technique. No experience is necessary for this beginner program.

We provide all the technical equipment such as helmets, harnesses, boots, crampons, axes and other required gear. Wear weather-appropriate clothing.

Waiver: The guides in charge of this program operate with your safety in mind. However, ice climbing entails a certain degree of danger. Before signing up for the program, you must understand that you assume all responsibility. You will be required to sign a liability waiver before starting the program. If you don't comply with safety guidelines, the guides will have the right to suspend your participation in the program without compensation. Please see your physician if you have any medical problems. Payment is due in full at the time of reservation. If you cancel your reservation after you have paid, no refund will be issued. However, you can transfer your reservation to another person within one week of the trip departure date. The administrative cost for this is $25 per person.

Weather: The program will only be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous. Unless you receive a phone call cancelling the program, assume the course will run rain or shine.

Restrictions:
Moderate fitness required
Max weight 250lbs (approx), Max Waist 38"
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ICE CLIMBING at TIFFANY FALLS, ANCASTER & in the ELORA GORGE, Ontario
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For those who just love ice climbing and want to venture out on their own, this is the course that will teach you how to set-up your own ice climbs. This program covers the use of ice screws as well as alternative ice and snow anchors used for climbing. You will learn to equalize multiple anchor points with webbing, sewn slings and cordelette. You will also learn the fine art of re-sharpening damaged ice screws.

Prerequisite: Top rope anchor course and Introduction to Ice climbing.

Time, Location and Itinerary

Meeting time is 9:00 am. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early.
Location is in Elora, Ontario. You will see the ONE AXE vehicle parked on the right side of the pull out.

General Itinerary (may vary depending on group size, speed and promptness).

9:00 a.m. Instructors meet you at the designated ONE AXE vehicle. Participants are required to sign waivers.
9:05 a.m. Participants are given harnesses, helmets, boots, crampons and axes.
9:20 a.m. Participants are escorted to the frozen waterfall and start learning about placing ice anchors.
12:00 p.m. Break for lunch and perhaps return to cars to warm up.
12:30 p.m. Continue to practice anchors.
4:00 p.m. Last climb and take down anchors
5:00 p.m. Return to parked vehicles.

Weather
The program will only be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous. Unless you receive a phone call cancelling the program, assume the course will run rain or shine.
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ICE CLIMBING the NEXT STEP: ICE ANCHOR COURSE
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Season: FEBRUARY & MARCH
Depending on ice conditions & by request only.

PLS INQUIRE FOR OUR NEXT PROGRAM DATE!

Customized dates are available for groups of 4 or more. Private lessons and weekdays are also available

Price per person: $250 plus HST (13%)

Meeting Location:
Elora, Ontario. You will see the ONE AXE vehicle parked on the right side of the pull out. - Approx. 1-1 1/2 hour from Downtown Toronto

Meeting Time:
9:00 AM - Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early.
Course runs from: 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Does the thought of climbing mountains get your heart racing? Would you like the skills needed to venture into the mountains? This course covers all the skills and theory you would expect from a mountaineering course out West. This program is offered right here in Ontario, only an hour from Toronto. This in-depth course is designed to give you a solid foundation in mountaineering skills. We will practice everything from self-arrest to crevasse rescue.
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REAL ADVENTURER: THE MOUNTAINEERING COURSE (3 DAYS)
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Season: DEC - APRIL

CURRENT PROGRAM RUNS ON: Jan 2, 9, & 16th

Customized dates are available for groups of 4 or more. Private lessons and weekdays are also available

Price per person:
$550 plus HST (13%)

Meeting Location:
Elora, Ontario.

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (3 DAY PROGRAM)
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Join us for this thrilling sport before the warm weather melts the excitement away.
No experience necessary!
"Agnes, I had the most amazing time ice-climbing! We had a great group and Liz was a fantastic instructor, not to mention the perfect weather. And thanks to your advice I stayed toasty and well-fueled for the day. You guys are running a great program here, keep up the good work!" Veronica S. - 2015
SEASON: MID JANUARY - MARCH CALL 416-898-3573

DATES: EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

WEEKDAY CLIMBS AVAILABLE: For custom/private groups of 4 or more people. If you have a group of 4+ we can host your program on any weekday. Pls inquire!
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AVAILABILITY ON REGULAR CLIMBING DATES:

Wednesday, February 24th - 6 spots left (8am-1pm)
Saturday, February 27th - SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 28th - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 5th - 5 spots left
Sunday, March 6th - SOLD OUT

WEEKDAY Climbs also possible for private groups of 4 or more.
Please call us to schedule a weekday date!
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Clothing, Equipment and Meals
We provide all the technical equipment such as helmets, harnesses, boots, crampons, axes and other required gear. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. Remember that you will be outside all day and standing around belaying. A down jacket for when you belay and a lighter insulated jacket for when you climb are recommended. Quick dry clothing (polyester or nylon) is recommended. The best system is to layer your clothing. Make sure to wear clothing you are not worried about getting dirty or ripped. It is recommended to wear a waterproof jacket and pants over your warm clothing because the ice will become wet as the day warms up. Bring at least two pairs of gloves or mitts because they will get wet. It is also a good idea to bring extra warm clothing and leave it in your car in case you need it. Hiking boots or plastic boots are appropriate for the day. Pack water, a hot beverage in your thermos and your lunch in a small backpack.
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General curriculum (Course topics include):

Mountain Safety, Acclimatization, Movement on Snow and Ice
Crevasse Rescue Techniques, Route Planning, Alpine and Climbing Knots, Orienteering, Self Arrests, Snow Anchors, Ice Anchors, Whiteout Procedures, Crampon Use, Ice Axe Use, Rope Use on Mixed Terrain, Understanding Glaciers, Alpine Terminology and
Expedition versus Alpine Style Climbing Techniques

Clothing, Equipment and Meals: We provide all the technical equipment such as helmets, harnesses, boots, crampons, ice axes and other required gear. Wear weather-appropriate clothing.

The program will only be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous. Unless you receive a phone call cancelling the program, assume the course will run rain or shine.
Price per person: $160 plus HST (13%)

Locations:
Tiffany Falls, Ancaster on Saturdays
Elora, Ontario on Sundays Only

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 4:00 PM FULL DAY PROGRAM
Arrive by 9:45 am to get ready.
Payment and Cancellation

Payment is due in full at the time of reservation. If you cancel your reservation after you have paid, no refund will be issued. However, you can transfer your reservation to another person within one week of the trip departure date. The administrative cost for this is $25 per person.
Prerequisites: Top Rope Anchors, Rappel and Ascend, Ice Climbing.
(May be waived if you have climbing experience, talk to us)

Recommended Reading: Mountaineering Freedom of the hills 7th edition, by The Mountaineers

This is a three-day program. The first day is indoors and location will be given to you once you register. Day two and three are outdoors. Meeting time is 9:00 am. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Course runs until 5:00 p.m. on all three days.

This program can run as long as there is an adequate amount of snow.
Feb 1st WEATHER UPDATE: First climb took place Jan 30th! Colder weather coming end of this week which should give us even more ice!
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Looking for another fun winter activity? Try Winter caving with rapelling!