CANADIAN Rockies Ice
Online Resources and Epic Photos
Climbers have been heading up frozen waterfalls in Canada for decades and a lot has changed, from the equipment and protection to where climbers find information on climbs and safety. Many experienced ice climbers began when there was no internet to use as a resource. They relied on journals, clubs, hear-say and guidebooks.
In 2018, with everything at your fingertips, the way ice climbing information is passed along is very different. Many new ice climbers started after the dawn of Facebook and social media, so naturally those are the places they’re accustomed to going for information. And while Facebook and Instagram are great places to get started, in the end every climber should be familiar with the many resources available.
Opposite:Jo Peung climbing Ice Nine in Banff National Park along the Icefields Parkway in Alta.Left: Patrick Lindsay leading the rarely formed Dancing With Chaos along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alta.