The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies provide what is perhaps the most extensive collection of quality ice climbs in the world, with the added bonus that the consistently cold temperatures that chill the entire mountain range mean that there is guaranteed to be ice to climb every season. Covering a large geographical area, the Canadian Rockies could be split down into lots of smaller destinations, each with a wealth of climbing, but a visiting climber is likely to travel around the whole of the range ticking off the classics in each of the areas. As well as offering great climbing, there is also good skiing and alpine climbing in the area, and hundreds of thousands of tourists visit each year to marvel at the stunning alpine landscape but leave the National Park fairly deserted out of season, all of which makes a trip here in winter extremely worthwhile.

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