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This activity sees you learn how to safely climb a frozen waterfall in Jasper National Park, using axes and crampons.

The day begins at the Rockaboo Mountain Adventures office in Jasper, where you’ll be given special ice-climbing shoes and a few minutes to grab a packed lunch from the Sunhouse Café next door. You’ll be driven to either Maligne Canyon, Tangle Falls, or Edge of the World for your climb — your ACGM-certified guide will pick the best place for the day’s weather conditions.

When you arrive at the site, you’ll be provided with your harness and helmet, and the group will help your guide carry the ice axes, ropes and other equipment to the first site. Here you’ll safely abseil down the side of the canyon, giving you the unique opportunity to walk along the canyon floor. Once you reach a suitable frozen waterfall, your guide will teach you about the safety, techniques and gear used for ice climbing, before you give it a go yourself.

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