Nothing compares with the feeling of standing at the top of a mountain with jaw-dropping views in every direction and knowing that your own hard work got you there. This is the very feeling that mountaineers and climbers from around the world are looking for, and many of them come to the mountains of Banff National Park to find it.
The good news is, you can have this feeling too! Whether you’re an experienced alpinist or someone who normally prefers horizontal ground, the Rocky Mountains hold options for all kinds of mountaineering, scrambling (very low-grade climbing without a rope), and rock climbing. In Banff, you can walk up Mt. Fairview, scramble to the top of Mt. Temple, take on a more technical climb like Mt. Hector and more.
If you’ve never tied into a rope, or you want to push your climbing to the next level, a certified mountain and rock climbing guide will help you achieve your vertical goals. Contact a guiding company to discuss options for half day, full day and multi day excursions. Equipment rental options are available in Banff and Lake Louise.