Ice Climbing

We are Ontario's Oldest Ice Climbing School and have taught over 4000 students since 1981. We have developed most of the known ice climbing sites between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie

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General Information

Join Shaun Parent for Ice Climbing Lessons from Beginner through Advanced Instruction and Guiding.

He is considered the pioneer of Rock and Ice Climbing in the Lake Superior Region, and author and co-author of 16 Rock and Ice Climbing Guidebooks. Has over 1500 First ascents in the Lake Superior region on ICE.

His experience in teaching Ice climbing and guiding goes back to 1981 with over 4000 students.

Classes are small and students get one on one instruction.

Our Philosophy

Our courses are set in an environment of teaching, which generates an atmosphere of trust and relaxation, from passive enjoyment to active decision making.

All courses begin at 9:00am at designated site on the date stated unless delayed by weather or access problems. We meet at a predetermined site, usually at our office to get GEAR.

Be prepared for a unique winter adventure and dress appropriately.

Participants that show up for the course dressed improperly will not be allowed to participate, and will not receive a refund!

If you have your own equipment bring it with you. Intermediate Advanced and Guided ice climbers should be fully outfitted. If not we can rent you the gear.

All (technical) gear is supplied for our beginner courses.

If your from out of town For the ICE DAY and ICE 2 and INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED students we recommend that you stay locally. We offer accommodation at our "CASA de HIELO" in Batchawana. near Mile 38 Road

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the climbing site or to the rendezvous point for the courses.

GUIDED COURSES ONLY

The following is our price list for all guided climbs 

(MAXIMUM OF 2 CLIMBERS)
 1 Climber: $300.00  (1 Pitch ICE CLIMB)
 $350.00  ( 2 PITCHES)

2 Climbers: $500.00  ( 1 PITCH ICE CLIMBS
 Add 100.00/climber for 2 to 5 pitch climbs.

FIRST ASCENT GUIDING

CONSIDER JOINING ME ON THE FIRST ASCENT OF A NEW SINGLE PITCH ICE CLIMB

1 Climber: $400.00/ Day
2 Climbers: $700/Day

Two Climbers maximum on guided climbs.
If snowmobiles are used to access the climbs, a snowmobile charge is applied

If we use our vehicle a transport surcharge is applied

 

NEW TRIPS FOR 2024

AGAWA CANYON- Join us for a 1 day or 2 day ice climbing adventure into Agawa Canyon. 
 
FIRST ASCENT OF AN ICE CLIMB- We take a snowmachine into our Hidden Area where we ascend a new ICE CLIMB

Beginner Courses

Beginner Courses offered at Searchmont Ice wall

1 Climber $300.00

2-4 Climbers $150.00/Person

5-6 Climbers $125.00/Person

Your Group of 6= $600.00

Kids under 14 $75.00/each

Intermediate Courses offered at KM.17 Mile 38 Road

4 climbers max

$200.00/person

Advanced Course offered at Wind Tower Wall or Land of the Giants

2 Climbers Max

$250.00/person

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 NIGHT ICE CLIMBING

If you have completed out Beginners Ice Course, come out for a Night Climb. We have a fire, flares and you can bring fireworks to light up the route. Headlamps are required while climbing. We can supply those

Cost is $150.00/person, minimum of 4 maximum of 6

Kids $50.00 each

Some Photos From Our Ice Climbing Trips

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