Spend three days in British Columbia and Alberta ice climbing and cross country skiing, soaking in hot springs, and sleeping in local hostels every night! You will learn about ice climbing techniques such as safe crampon and ice tool use, belaying, knot tying, basic ice climbing movement, and more!
Trip rating is level 2. A belay qualification from the WSU Climbing Wall is required, and good physical conditioning is necessary. For those needing a belay qualification, belay clinics take place most Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays at the SRC climbing wall. Register online for one soon, so you’re not trying to squeeze it into your schedule last-minute.
Trip cost includes lodging, transportation, trip facilitators, and all necessary climbing and skiing equipment including boots (mountaineering and cross country skiing), crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, skis and poles, as well as sleeping bags and more. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip.
For entry into Canada, all participants must have a current passport and no DUI/DWI’s on their record and submit their information to the WSU International Programs Travel Registry. Details on that specific process can be found at this website: https://ip.wsu.edu/research/international-travel-registry/
There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on February 19th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center lobby.
In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs.
• Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund.
• Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund.
• Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.