ACMG Guided Alpine Scrambling Trips in the Canadian Rockies & Western Canada: Mountain Sense

Alpine Scrambling

Alpine scrambling involves terrain that sits in the grey zone between hiking and climbing. The hands are used for balance but ropes may be incorporated in isolated locations, or to increase comfort levels. It's an activity that appeals to a wider audience as fun peaks can be climbed with mere hiking fitness. Route finding, hazard management, changing conditions and limited rope work are the tricky parts that often get new scramblers in trouble. Our guided outings are designed to develop good habits in a controlled environment with an emphasis on fun.

Guided Day Trips from Calgary, Canmore, Banff

Mt. Temple (3543m / 11,627 ft)

Mt Temple

The hulking Mt. Temple dominates the views from the Lake Louise town site where its white and blue glacier enrobes the upper reaches. With altitudes in excess of 11,000 ft. the summit seems daunting from the valley. Fortunately hiking trails from Moraine Lake lead to Larch Valley gaining much of the elevation in style. From Sentinel Pass the going gets tough and some tricky rock bands along with snow or ice found near the summit often turn back unsuspecting scramblers.

Join us in true mountain style as we utilize a rope and ice axes where necessary to overcome difficulties in our bid for the summit!

Trip length: Full day (9-12hrs. round trip from Moraine Lake)
Difficulty: Moderate



Custom dates available late June to late September. See our Booking page for pricing.

Cascade Mountain (2998m / 9836 ft)

Cascade Mtn.

High above the town of Banff, Cascade Mountain enjoys spectacular views of Lake Minnewanka, the Norquay ski area, the entire Bow Valley and its surrounding peaks like Mt. Rundle. This is a fun and adventuresome scramble that takes in the Cacade, amphitheatre, interesting rock slabs and a false summit. The peak gets its name from the impressive waterfall that cascades down its eastern flanks.

Trip length: Full day (8-10 hrs. round trip from Norquay Ski area)
Difficulty: Moderate


Custom dates available late June to late September. See our Booking page for pricing.

Guided Multiday Trips



Touted as "One of the World's Great Alpine Rock Climbing Centres" with its giant towering granite spires rising up through great sheets of ice. The Bugaboos are not just for highly skilled mountain climbers, its easier summits make for great exploring!

The infamous Kain Hut makes a very comfortable base from which to tackle peaks like Eastpost Spire, Cobalt Lake Spire, Brenta Spire, Crescent Spire and the Hound's Tooth. This trip is suited to strong scramblers and some glacier travel is involved.

Trip length: 3-6 days
Season: Late June to mid-September

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