Rock Climbing In Canadian Rockies
Going to a nice and exclusive place for a winter holiday is definitely exciting and the best treat that you can give to yourself or your loved ones especially if they or you love winter outdoor activities. Last year during the Christmas season, which is one great festive season to holiday, I had an opportunity of visiting the Canadian Rockies and I must admit that the outdoor activities offered in all of Canmore, Alberta which is home to my destination leave a lot to be desired.
I am quite an adventurous guy who loves being in the cold weather. I enjoy rock climbing and experiencing all kinds of icy adventures, but I wasn’t so sure what to expect of this place but it turned out to possess some of the most amazing views and cold weather experiences than I had earlier imagined.
Being an absolute lover of rock climbing and mountaineering, there was a lot for me at Banff, Louise, Canmore, and Warerton which had some of the best types of opportunities. The local national parks nearby all have great mountains to start doing some rock climbing.
There Were Various Activities
I had such an easy time finding accommodations at each of these areas as I traveled from one area to the next. The hardest part was trying to get from one place to the next, and so renting out a cab was my best option. The Canadian Rockies is full of different parks and areas to experience real life mountaineering and top notch rock climbing with amazing views. It is best to find a place that is nearby all the parks, or at least close and nearby to the others.
There are so a many guides and tours to join that can last anywhere from one day to even 7 days of complete training and guidance. I experienced it all with complete strangers that soon became my very good friends. The Mt. Forbes Expedition program is still quiet memorable because it enabled me develop my skills and understand even more of what I was doing.
My first choice being Mount Victoria never let me down as the mountaineering was truly breathtaking, and the multiple canyons in the different parks all had something great to offer for rock climbing and ice climbing.
My best piece of advice when going to the Canadian Rockies is to choose which places you’ll go to carefully. The truth is that there are so many mountains, rock climbing expeditions, and guides and programs you can easily join. It can be tough to keep up.
Try to stay proactive every single day, but having that one extra day in the middle of your trip makes you get relaxed and helps a whole lot for preparing for the following day. Joining a group and a program to help you get through the mountain on your hikes are great for navigating through the terrain and getting through the snow. Professional help is always very helpful in the long run, especially if it is one of your first times out there.
Make sure that you always know what you’re doing in terms of rock climbing. Their hills and mountains can get super high up into the air, and you want to know how to properly secure yourself when climbing their big mountains with deep snow. Rock climbing and mountaineering in Canadian Rockies is an experience I will never forget. The people I met and the memories I’ll cherish I will always remember.