A Full Season of Ice Climbing Instruction and New Equipment!
Want to improve your ice climbing skills this season? Our ice climbing season package is a great way to invest in your ice climbing progression and become a safer and stronger ice climber. This package includes five 2 day ice climbing courses that provide a structured progression of professional instruction from some of the best ice climbing guides in the region to help hone your skills over the course of the ice climbing season.
The amount of improvement we see with the season package’s progression of courses is impressive. Over the past three years we have worked with dozens of season package holders and have witnessed a significant amount of growth as they develop into more skilled and conscientious ice climbers. We have also seen how this progression of courses is useful for people interested in developing their alpine climbing skills more generally, as many of our guests have used the ice climbing season package as part of their preparation for climbing in the greater ranges.
Overall, our ice climbing season package is a relatively affordable investment in your climbing progression, saving you hundreds of dollars on professional ice climbing instruction as well as top of the line ice climbing gear from our equipment partners. If you’re looking to more fully commit to the sport of ice climbing and develop as a safer and stronger winter climber, this is the deal for you!
- 2 Day Intro to Ice Climbing Course
- 2 Day Intermediate Ice Climbing Course
- 2 Day Multipitch Ice Climbing Course
- 2 Day Steep Ice Climbing Course
- 2 Day Mixed Climbing Course
- Equipment option: Season package holders who sign up prior to 11/15/23 have the option to purchase a package of CAMP X-Dream Ice Tools and Alpinist Tech Crampons ($827 value) for $600 as part of the package
Season package with equipment: $3600
$1100 deposit due at signup, followed by $500 payments due 2 weeks before each course
Season package without equipment: $3000
$500 deposit due at signup, followed by $500 payments due 2 weeks before each course
Our season package holders are welcome to schedule private courses at their convenience November 15 2023 – March 31 2024 as long as we have guide availability. Please use our email contact form below or give us a call to arrange dates for your courses.
We are fortunate to teach these ice climbing courses in several world-class ice climbing venues near Cody, Wyoming including the following:
- South Fork of the Shoshone River
- North Fork of the Shoshone River
- Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River
- Carter Mountain
- Northern Bighorn Mountains
- Northern Wind River Mountains
Our ice Climbing season package includes five two-day courses of personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:
- Ice climbing safety systems
- Route planning
- Hazard evaluation
- Protection strategies
- Ice and mixed climbing movement
- Means of egress
- Decision-making on route
- Minimal-impact ice climbing strategies to safeguard resources and heritage
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
Our talented team of ice climbing guides includes some of the most prolific ice climbers in the region who are at the forefront of ice climbing development in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Most importantly our guides are skilled teachers who are patient, kind, and helpful to people from all walks of life as they learn new skills. Their top priority is making you feel safe and supported as you take on a new challenge. Feel free to request a particular guide for your course.
Dane Steadman is a skilled multi-disciplinary guide with significant accomplishments including the first guided ascents of Pilot Peak and Stinkingwater Peak, guided ascents of Cloud Peak, Gannet Peak, Granite Peak (MT), guided ice climbs in the Cody area up to WI6 in difficulty, and aguided rock climbs across the state of Wyoming up to 5.12 in difficulty. Dane is also a very driven and talented climber whose main focus is exploratory alpine climbing both in Wyoming and in the greater ranges. Notable climbs of his include the first ascent of Technicolor Super Dream on Mt. Huntington in Alaska, the first ascent of the North Face of Pik Alpinist in Kyrgyzstan, the second ascent of Titanic on Torre Egger in Patagonia, and several first ascents of hard ice and mixed climbs in the South Fork of the Shoshone River Valley up to WI6+ and M10 in difficulty. What’s more, Dane is incredibly personable, patient, professional, and really fun to be around in the mountains.
Zach Lentsch is an avid climber, guide, and owner of Wyoming Mountain Guides. A Bighorn Basin native, Zach has been exploring wild parts of northern Wyoming for as long as he can remember. In addition to running the business and designing Wyoming Mountain Guides’ suite of climbing programs operating across the state, Zach works extensively in the field and guides a wide range of trips ranging from introductory programs to advanced rock, ice, and alpine trips on challenging terrain. Zach is also a passionate developer of new climbing routes with over 100 first ascents across Wyoming, including the longest ice climb in the state (Ultralight Beam WI3+ 1000m) in the Wind River Mountains, the longest sandstone rock climb in the state (The Fall of Satan 5.10 C3 250m) in the Bighorn Mountains, and a high concentration of rock, ice, and mixed climbs in the Cody area up to 5.12, WI6, and M9 in difficulty. Zach is an experienced teacher and works hard to integrate as much technical and environmental education into the climbing experience as possible while also prioritizing safety and having a great time together.
Have questions about our ice climbing season package? Please contact us via the form below: