Rockaboo Mountain Adventures

Rockaboo Mountain Adventures

Rockaboo Mountain Adventures
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a mountain guiding company based in Jasper, Canada. We specialize in high quality mountain skills training and guided climbing from the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park to the rugged frontier of beautiful McBride, BC. This diverse area is home to world class ice climbing, stellar rock climbing, inspiring alpine climbing on the biggest peaks in the Rockies, and fantastic ski touring opportunities. If you are looking to plan a unique trip to the Canadian Rockies that includes leaving the pavement and venturing into the vistas in search of genuine experience, you are in the right place. With years of local experience, impassioned, ACMG-certified Mountain Guides will take you safely to the edge of personal challenge and experience. Rock and ice climbing offered daily as well as glacier hiking. Private guiding year-round upon request.
Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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6 hours
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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$180.78
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(50 reviews)
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373 reviews
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seanleebrown
Santa Cruz, CA1 contribution
Jan 2023
Spent two days on the ice with Maarten guiding. AWESOME experience. Maarten was great in preparation (taking time to understand my ability(or lack of) + objectives for the 2 days), and in execution. He picked out two spots on the Icefield Parkway that were just the perfect blend of challenging and confidence building. Maarten knows his stuff - and was very patient and encouraging. The folks in the back office were also super helpful and accommodating. Can't wait to get back up there for a few more days next season
Written February 2, 2023
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mdurhack
Jasper, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2023
Online class was very informative and lots of info directly related to the Canadian rockies. The field day at marmot allowed for lots of experience with very little sweat considering the additional intro into ski touring (yes there's some, but not much skin time). And the instructor was world class experienced, encouraging and really good at turning even small real world examples into amazing teachable moments. 10/10 would recommend.
Written January 28, 2023
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Rockaboo
Thank you for choosing Rockaboo for your AST and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your training with Greg! Happy Skiing!
Written January 29, 2023
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Andrew P
2 contributions
Jan 2023
My two boys (16 & 20) and I did the Jasper Ice Climbing experience in Maligne Canyon this past Sunday. It was an outstanding day of ice climbing and learning about this sport in a safe (albeit busy) environment. I'd recommend this to anyone who is relatively fit and has a sense of adventure. Our guide, Marteen, was one of the best mountain guides I've ever had. (And I've done quite a few heli-skiing trips, paddling adventures, etc. with numerous guides over the years.) He was professional, highly-skilled, and made safety a priority. Yes, it takes a bit of time to get all the gear straightened out, drive to the parking area, hike to the location, etc. However, the journey is well worth it!
Written January 24, 2023
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Rockaboo
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful, detailed review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the ice climbing adventure, but especially your time with Maarten, he is one of our best! We will be sure to pass on your praise. Happy Climbing!
Written January 29, 2023
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Helen B
1 contribution
Jan 2023
We went ice climbing at Tangle Falls with Max, the owner of Rockaboo Mountain Adventures. We had no climbing experience and we were initially nervous about the climb and what to expect.

Our day started at the Rockaboo office where we got fitted with equipment and signed waivers, then we piled in to the shuttle and Max drove our group of four climbers to Tangle falls, which is about an hour away from Jasper. After parking, we got on our gear, and it was a five minute walk to the climbing site. Max set up two lines for climbing, talked about safety, and gave us an intro to climbing. We then took turns ice climbing and belaying. Max checked everyone's setup before each climb, watched and encouraged us, and even took a few pictures (the ones posted here). Max made us feel very safe about climbing and was a great instructor.

Tangle falls is about a 30 meter climb with lots of humps to stop and rest. It took us about 15-20 minutes to climb to the top and each person in the group had the opportunity to climb three or four times before the end of the day. I would have climbed at least once or twice more if there had been more time.

The ice was very different in the two climbing areas, despite being only a few meters apart. The one side had more sun so the ice was softer and wetter, but easier to get the crampons and ice picks to dig in. The ice was much harder at the second line and I had difficulty kicking in the boots and getting a good grip. At one point my crampons gave out under me but the rope held me up and I was able to maintain my grip on the ice picks and recover. It wasn't scary, but my arms were a little tired and I appreciated a brief rest while belaying my partner while he climbed. We didn't feel particularly sore or tired at the end of the day, but we felt it in our core muscles two days later. My partner and I are in our early 40s and hike regularly as our main activity.

Everyone had an amazing time and we're looking forward to future adventures with Rockaboo. I had initially booked for three people but one person had to cancel a few days before the climb and it was easy to get a credit.
Written January 23, 2023
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Rockaboo
Hi Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with so much detail! We really appreciate the compliments and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your ice climbing adventure with Max. Happy Climbing!
Written January 29, 2023
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Tyler K
Saskatoon, Canada80 contributions
Dec 2022
This was an absolutely fantastic guided experience that I would highly recommend for anyone who wants to try the sport with safe and experienced guides. We had the pleasure of getting to know Martin and Brooklyn and they took great care of us. The climbing itself is a blast, even for those who have extensive rock climbing experience. What impressed me most was how efficiently the guides used their time. They gave us the knowledge we needed quickly but effectively so we could get to climbing as soon as possible. While one guide was getting us kitted out, the other was out setting up the rope, so we maximized our time on the ice.
Written January 6, 2023
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Rockaboo
Hi Tyler, Thank you for choosing Rockaboo for your ice climbing adventure and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the ice with Maarten and Brooklyn, they make a great team! I will be sure to pass on your compliments. Happy Climbing!
Written January 29, 2023
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Steve M
1 contribution
Aug 2022
In August of this year my son and I spent two weeks climbing and hiking in the Rockies. We wanted to increase our knowledge and challenge ourselves. We spent four days with Rockaboo, taking several courses and guided climbs. From glacier travel, rescue and glacier knowledge, to climbing Mt. Athabasca and exploring new areas on Mt. Edith Cavell. I cannot express my thanks to Max Darrah for his professionalism and kindness. It was a pleasure to climb with him. As somewhat of a mentor, he asked if we would mind if two other guides join us, Danielle and Brooklyn. Of course we said yes. They were fantastic and offered so much advise on technique, the area, rock climbing, safety and more. Anyone who wishes to climb, experienced or beginner, Rockaboo is your starting place. From the guides to the front staff, such as Eilish and Kendra, they are all great. It is like a family and my son and I were cousins. We will be back very soon, looking forward to expanding our ability and knowledge in the mountains with you. Thanks Rockaboo.
Written December 11, 2022
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Felix
2 contributions
I was lucky I was the only booking that tour at that day so I pretty much had a private guided Ice Climbing experience. And it was awesome. Martin the guide is an absolute professional, he talks you through everything and at no point I felt unsafe. Great view and scenery too in the Maligne Canyon. We walked through the canyon on the frozen ice. Highly recommend it

Written December 5, 2022
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Rockaboo
Hello, Thank you for your kind words and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time ice climbing with Maarten, he is one of our best! I will be sure to pass on your kind words. Happy Climbing!
Written December 10, 2022
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dranselmo
Jasper, Canada1 contribution
Dec 2022
Great course by great people. Very well run Avalanche course . Instructors were very knowledgeable and gave great instructions. Would highly recommend
Written December 4, 2022
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Rockaboo
Hello, Thank you for choosing Rockaboo for your avalanche training and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the course and we appreciate your recommendation. Happy Holidays!
Written December 10, 2022
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Allison C
1 contribution
Sep 2022
An absolutely amazing and life-changing experience! My partner and I were visiting Canada and looking for something unique to do. We really enjoy being outdoors and he really loves hiking. I'm not the most athletic but was very excited about a glacier tour.

To start off, everyone at Rockaboo is extremely kind and attentive. We were running a little late but they accommodated us very well and were very kind about it. Our hiking guides were Danielle and Simon (?) and they did an excellent job showing and teaching us about Jasper, the mountains, the glacier itself, etc. I learned so much from them.

Keep in mind, this is not an easy hike. The entire tour itself takes about 4 hours. Initially, you need to hike along some rocks which can be a little tricky and then once you're on the glacier, you are hiking uphill for about an hour or so. Danielle led our group and she was excellent about making sure we were okay and stopping every 10-15 min or so to either show us something or check in on us.

Overall, a 5/5 experience!! My partner and I still can't stop talking about it to this day.
Written October 5, 2022
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Rockaboo
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review, we really appreciate your kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your glacier hiking experience with Simon and Danielle, they are some of our best and I will be sure to pass on your praise to the whole team! Happy Hiking!
Written October 6, 2022
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Erik S
1 contribution
Sep 2022
We had a great time, day starting out a little drizzly and cold, but the company had some extra outer gear for use to use, thankfully. The trek was outstanding, with ice, moraine, glacier rivers and streams, crevasses, the whole lot. The drop into the crevasse was a cool experience and an even better picture for our envious friends at home. Worth the money for this very unique adventure.
Written September 26, 2022
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Rockaboo
Hello, Thank you for choosing Rockaboo for your glacier hike and thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experience despite the poor weather, the rappel into the crevasse is our favourite part too! Happy Hiking!
Written October 6, 2022
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