Rescue Dynamics
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5

NOTE: Public courses and guiding were suspended for 2022 due to continuing issues related to COVID. We hope to return to a more normal schedule in 2024.


This letter will serve to introduce you to the Intermediate Waterfall Ice Climbing Course. The dates for the courses are TBA. The cost of the course in 2012 was $315.00 including GST subject to change.

In order for you to be confirmed on the course you must first complete the personal information form, then read, understand and sign the waiver. You will then need to mail or email those completed forms in. You will then be billed for the course fees.

If you have not paid, your spot is NOT yet confirmed. We reserve the right to cancel the course in the event of severe weather or low enrollment. Should this happen, your course fees will be refunded. See our website for complete cancellation policies and procedures.

You have the option of adding a third day for another guided waterfall ice ascent for an additional $315.00 including GST. You can also take the Basic and Intermediate courses back to back to make the "Complete Introduction to Waterfall Ice".

The course introduces you to skills required to safely undertake multi-pitch ice climbs and to begin leading straightforward ice climbs with an experienced partner. The instruction for this course takes place in David Thompson Country, west of Nordegg. A free guidebook to the ice climbs in the area is on our website.

We will provide instruction and all the technical climbing equipment including hardware, crampons, ice axes, ropes, helmets and harnesses. If you own your own gear, feel free to bring it if you wish. We DO NOT provide climbing boots, or clothing. Be sure your clothing can handle the changes in mountain environment, including extreme cold, wind, snow or rain? and even bright sun. Ice is a very wet environment and spare gloves / mitts are a must. We are outside all day on both days, and the course will proceed in all but the most severe weather. The course equipment list may help you to prepare for the course. You are responsible for your own meals, accommodation and transportation for the entire course. Be sure to prepare a bag lunch and bring water or other drinks for each day of the course, as we do not return to the vehicles for lunch. A good lightweight thermos is often handy.

The meeting time and place for the course is 8:00 am (location TBA). You should be finished breakfast and completely ready to go at that time.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WAIVERS: Our insurer requires that we have a two part process for using and administering waivers. If you sign up by mail or email you must included a signed and witnessed waiver as part of your application for all courses. You will also be required to sign a second full colour paper copy of the waiver in the presence of one of our staff members. There are no exceptions.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.


Cyril Shokoples IFMGA
Chief Instructor / Mountain Guide

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Rescue Dynamics
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5
Last updated Monday, June 5, 2023