Climbing Resources

General Resources

Regional Forecast Resources

Canmore

Avalanche Bulletin

Environment Canada

Meteoblue Multi Model

The Weather Network

Mountain Forecast - Ha Ling

Mountain Forecast - Lady MacDonald

 

Canmore RCMP (24/7) - (403) 678-5519

Alberta Provincial Parks Bow Valley Info (403) 673 -3663

K -Country Canmore (403) 678 -5508

Mineral Springs Hospital (403) 762 -2222

Road Report (403) 762 -1450

Ghost River

Ghost Road Access

Avalanche Bulletin

Meteoblue Multimodel

Weather Network

Environment Canada

Mountain Forecast- Black Rock Mountain

 

Cochrane RCMP (403) 932-2211

K -Country Emergency (403) 591 -7767

K -Country Canmore (403) 678 -5508

Kananaskis

Avalanche Bulletin

Environment Canada

Meteoblue Multi Model

The Weather Network

Mountain Forecast - Mount Kidd

Mountain Forecast - Indefatigable

Webcam - Nakiska Ridge

 

 

Alberta Provincial Parks Bow Valley Info (403) 673 -3663

Barrier Lake Visitor Centre (403) 673-3985

Peter Lougheed Info (403) 591 -7226

Peter Lougheed Park Rangers (403) 591 -7222

K -Country Emergency (403) 591 -7767

K -Country Canmore (403) 678 -5508

Banff

Avalanche Bulletin

Meteoblue Multimodel

Weather Network

Environment Canada

Mountain Forecast - Cascade

Webcam - Sulphur Mountain

 

CAA Phone Bulletins 1 -800 -667 -1105

Banff  WX (403) 762 -1460

Banff Wardens (Emergency) (403) 762 -4506

Banff RCMP (403) 762 -2226

Mineral Springs Hospital (403) 762 -2222

Road Report (403) 762 -1450

Lake Louise

Avalanche Bulletin

Meteoblue Multimodel

Weather Network

Environment Canada

Mountain Forecast - Mount Temple

Mountain Forecast - Mount Hector

Webcam - Lake Louise Ski Resort

Lake Louise RCMP (403) 522 -3811

Lake Louise Wardens (403) 522 -1220

Mineral Springs Hospital (403) 762 -2222

Road Report (403) 762 -1450

 

Field

Avalanche Bulletin

Environment Canada (Yoho)

Mountain Forecast - Mount Stephen

The Weather Network - Field

 

CAA Phone Bulletins 1 -800 -667 -1105

Banff Avalanche (403) 762 -1460

Rockies Avalanche (403) 243 -7253

Banff WX (403) 762 -2088

Golden RCMP (250) 344 -2221

Lake Louise RCMP (403) 522 -3811

Yoho Wardens (250) 343 -6142

Mineral Springs Hospital (403) 762 -2222

Road Report (403) 762 -1450

Saskatchewan River Crossing

Avalanche Bulletin

Environment Canada - Jasper

Mountain Forecast - Mount Chephren

The Weather Network

Meteoblue Multimodel

 

CAA Phone Bulletins 1 -800 -667 -1105

Banff WX (403) 762 -2088

Jasper WX (780) 852 -3185

Jasper Information (780) 852 -6176

Jasper Wardens (780) 852 -6156

Sunwapta Wardens (780) 852 -5383

Columbia Icefields Info (780) 761 -7030

Lake Louise RCMP (403) 522 -3811

Lake Louise Wardens (403) 522 -1220

Columbia Icefield

Avalanche Bulletin

Mountain Forecast - Athabasca

Mountain Forecast - Columbia

The Weather Network

Icefield Parkway Webcam

 

Jasper WX (780) 852 -3185

Jasper Information (780) 852 -6176

Jasper Wardens (780) 852 -6156

Sunwapta Wardens (780) 852 -5383

Columbia Icefields Info (780) 761 -7030

Lake Louise RCMP (403) 522 -3811

Lake Louise Wardens (403) 522 -1220

Mineral Springs Hospital (403) 762 -2222

Road Report (403) 762 -1450

 

Additional Climbing Resources

Packing Lists

Multipitch Climbing Gear List

Alpine Rock Climbing Gear List

Ice Climbing Gear List 

Ice Climbing First Aid Kit (coming soon...)

Alpine Touring Repair Kit (coming soon...)

Common Gear Questions

"Where can I get my climbing shoes resoled?"

If you're willing to mail your shoes away, Rock and Resole offers customizable rubber options for a great price.  Locally, Kumpfy Shoes does a great job on shoes or boots but expect a two month delay.

Rock And Resole

Kumpfy Shoes Canmore

 

"Where can I get my cams/hexes/hooks reslung?"

Reslinging of all climbing hardware with nylon or dyneema options ranging from $8-$15 per item.

MTN Tools

 

"Where can I get my ice screws sharpened?"

Twice a year batches of ice screws are CNC milled to a brand new profile.  The process is $10/screw (before shipping) and batches are open twice annually.

Ice Screw Sharpening - Quebec

Research
Downloadable Resources

Rock Climbing Pre-Climb Checklist (coming soon...)

Ice Climbing Pre-Climb Checklist (coming soon...)

Emergency Contact information Card (coming soon...)

Emergency Phone Numbers (coming soon...)

VHF Emergency Radio Frequencies (coming soon...)

Climbing Orizaba Climbing Resources

Climbing Resources

This selection of climbing resources is intended to be a non-exhaustive starting point for compiling the requisite data to make informed decisions in the backcountry.  Initially built out of neccesty as I grew tired of visiting several different sites, I decided to sort links based on region to speed up my research process. Typically, I look at several different weather models, omit whilst not ignoring the extreme outliers and cross-reference this data with posted avalanche bulletins and recent trip reports before deciding on an objective suitable for the conditions.

Please make good, well-informed decisions and be safe.