The Canadian Rockies are my home, and I love sharing it with other people. I started climbing here with my parents about the same time I learned to walk 45 years ago, and that lifetime of experience helps me shape something special for you. It all starts with questions: What would you like to do? Learn how to move faster and with more security in the mountains? Stand on a summit you’ve always dreamed of? Explore the best mountaineering routes in the Canadian Rockies? Climb a dream ice route? I really enjoy providing people with great experiences, those, “That was the best day I had all year!” kinda days. What I’m after is the best mix of a day or trip for the person, place and conditions. I guide ice, rock, and alpine climbs, as well as teach people how to move better in the mountains on terrain ranging from walking trails to WI6 ice climbs. My guests have ranged from 12-year old kids to elite military personnel to people who are just sick of being scared in the mountains. I’ve been safely teaching and taking people into the mountains for more than 30 years, and am a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
If we’re going into the mountains together it’s just that–a trip together, but built around the best possible experience I can provide you.
With many people I provide some pre- and post-trip feedback on their training or goals as part of the process of working together (included). I love hearing successes and failures, and figuring out how make something work for you. Many of my guests go on to explore the mountains globally, and I love to hear about that!
Booking: Please send me an email, and let’s hear what you are interested in. After that we can set a date (s), and lock that date in with a deposit of half up front. Deposits are non-refundable unless your foot fell off or your mom needs you.
Rates per day: $1200 Canadian, $950 US per day, same rate for one to six people. No extras for any gear I supply, vehicles, it’s all part of the rate.
Getting here: I work mostly around Canmore, Alberta. The closest airport is Calgary International, about an hour from Canmore.
I look forward to hearing from you, and planning something great. Come on, it’ll be fun!
Will Gadd, 2016
Member, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
PS–I refer a lot of work to other guides in the Canmore area as well if I can’t meet your schedule or needs, and please feel free to write and just ask some questions too. I don’t guide skiing, but know some great people who do.