Inspire your corporate team and tackle the winter blues on this ice climbing team building program. Only an hour (or three depending on weather) from Toronto, you'll find some of the most astounding ice. Hack your way up an icefall with ice axes and dig your crampons into the blue ice. Instructors will coach you on how to tie into the rope, how to belay and the proper use of crampons and axes.
This is a beginner program with no experience necessary. Take your team building to another level and watch your group build relationships outside the office, relieve stress and increase productivity when they return to the office refreshed and ready to conquer their work.
January to March
Your guides are dedicated to keeping you safe and giving your team the personalized attention you need to achieve your goals.
This program can be customized to suit the needs and time frame of your corporate team.
Location is Tiffany Falls in Ancaster, Ontario (major cross streets are Wilson St. and Rousseaux). You will see the ONE AXE vehicle parked on the right side of the pull out. Depending on weather, the course may be available in Elora, Ontario or up in Rosseau, Ontario (near Huntsville). Coach services may also be arranged upon request.
The program will only be cancelled if weather conditions are dangerous. Unless you receive a phone call cancelling the program, assume the course will run rain (or snow) or shine.
Your facilitators provide all the technical equipment including helmets, harnesses, crampons, ice axes, and ice climbing boots.
Wear weather-appropriate clothing. Remember that you will be outside all day and standing around belaying. A down jacket for when you belay and a lighter insulated jacket for when you climb are recommended. Quick dry clothing (polyester or nylon) is recommended. The best system is to layer your clothing. Make sure to wear clothing you are not worried about getting dirty or ripped.
It is recommended that you wear a waterproof jacket and pants over your warm clothing because the ice will become wet as the day warms up. Bring at least two pairs of gloves or mitts because they will get wet. It is also a good idea to bring extra warm clothing and leave it in your car in case you need it. Hiking boots or plastic boots are appropriate for the day.
Pack water, thermos with warm beverage, sunglasses, hot pockets and sunscreen, daypack.
Not included in the price. May be arranged upon request at nearby hotel or bed and breakfast.
Bring a pack lunch. Your guides will hike in camping stoves to make hot chocolate for the group. A catered lunch may be arranged for an additional cost.
|1 day tour, available January - March|
$160.00 / per person - CAD
10 am to 4 pm.