Private Ice Climbing Tours

Want to try ice climbing? Gear up and get ready to kick some ice on a guided tour.

Strap on some crampons and  swing some axes on our local ice features. Glacier Adventure Guides is the premier ice climbing guide service in the Flathead. Whether you’re a new or experienced ice climber, we will find you a line you’re sure to love. Our guides have been ice climbing for more than 15 years and will ensure you have a fun, safe time on the ice.

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It’s all in the feet- guide Chris Russell kicks his way up the ice at Stone Hill.

For those new to ice climbing, we can teach you:

  • Ice Tool Techniques

  • Ice Climbing Equipment Use

  • Ice Climbing Safety & Communication

ITINERARY:

  • Day trips: Meet at the Glacier Adventure Guides office at 9 a.m., where we will drive to the crag to begin climbing. Drive times are five minutes to Berne Park, or 90 minutes to Stone Hill. Full day of ice climbing, return to Columbia Falls by 5 p.m.

  • Half-day trips: Meet at the Glacier Adventure Guides office at 9 a.m., where we will drive five minutes to the trail head. Return to the office by 1 p.m.

EQUIPMENT LIST

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ICE CLIMBING GEAR - INCLUDED
CLOTHING
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Glacier Adventure Guides leads ice climbing day and half-day trips to two areas.

*NOTE: DEPENDING ON CONDITIONS, CERTAIN ICE CLIMBING TRIPS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE.

STONE HILL - Our best area, with 90-foot tall roadside ice (FULL DAYS ONLY)
BERNE PARK - Only a 5-minute drive from town and a great half-day trip

Columbia Falls is located in northwest Montana and is known as “The Gateway to Glacier.”

The town is also a short drive from the North Fork of the Flathead River, and is surrounded by the Whitefish, Livingston and Swan mountain ranges and several national and state forests. While small, it’s a prime destination for skiing, hiking and camping, with enough amenities to keep you more than comfortable.

Drive times to Columbia Falls:

Glacier International Airport (FCA): 15 min.
Missoula International Airport (MSO): 2-3 hrs.
Whitefish Train Depot: 20 min.

Hotels: We encourage you to check out the historic Izaak Walton Inn, located in beautiful Essex, Montana. Tucked away in the forest, the Inn offers trails right from the hotel, a full restaurant and bar, hot tub and private suites.

For those staying in town, check out the River Rock Hostel and Cedar Creek Lodge, two of Columbia Falls’ most comfortable lodgings.

Cost includes:

Guide(s)

Group gear

Food

Equipment rental

Transportation from the office to trail head

Does not include:

Hotel costs before, during, or after the trips

Transportation from lodging to office (shuttle rates: $75 from town, $125 from Whitefish Mountain Resort).

Guide Gratuity

Ready to book? You have the option to either call and book via phone or through our secure Online Reservation System.

Need more information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Free inquiries can be made by calling us at 877-735-9514 or emailing Greg Fortin, owner and lead guide.

All participants must read and sign an Assumption of Risks/Liability Waiver, fill out our Guide Questionnaire and agree to our Reservations and Cancellations Policies.