Climbs, Scrambles, Via Ferrata & Canyoning

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Climbs, Scrambles, Via Ferrata & Canyoning

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The region has always been popular for those reaching for summits and exploring canyons.

The David Thompson Climbers Association has a wealth of information on local climbing routes, while Brett Pawlyk’s David Thompson Country: A Scrambling Guide has you covered if you are looking at planning your next scramble.

Girth Hitch Guiding offers guided tours on the region’s two via ferrata as well as rock climbing lessons and multiday alpine climbing trips.

Banff Canyoning offers exciting canyoning experiences for adventurers of all levels, from family-friendly adventures to aquatic tours to heli-canyoning.

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The David Thompson Climbers Association

Get the latest info on climbing routes in the region and support the development of new climbing opportunities.

They also produce a print guidebook, Rock Climbs in the David Thompson Corridor, that is available locally at Beehive Artisans Market and the Nordegg Canteen.

David Thompson Country: A Scrambling Guide

This guidebook covers a variety of scrambles off Highway 11, from easy ridge walk-ups to technical scrambles suitable for experienced climbers.

The book is available locally at Beehive Artisans Market and the Nordegg Canteen.

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We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, explore and adventure is home to the Îyârhe Nakoda First Nation and the Smallboy Mountain Cree, part of the Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 Territories, part of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, and has been the traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. We are grateful for the stewardship of these lands along with the knowledge, traditions, and teachings that have been passed down through generations.

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