École reconnue par la FQME
FQME Recognized Mountain School

About The Company

La Liberté Nord-Sud is a mountain school recognized by the Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l’Escalade and Rando Québec. We specialize in teaching the following disciplines:

  • Rock climbing
  • Ice climbing
  • Mountaineering techniques
  • Hiking
  • Camping and preparation for expeditions

Since 2011, we have trained hundreds of people to climb safely and responsibly. We also had the chance to guide many of our clients on large expeditions all over the world.

Obviously, we do this job out of passion, for the love of discovery, for adventure and for the pleasure of spending quality time with our clients. We are aware that we are privileged and we work very hard to remain so by offering you the best of ourselves so that your experience with us is truly unforgettable.

Entreprise accréditée AEQ
AEQ accredited company

Being a proud member of Aventure Écotourisme Québec, we are committed to representing them through our adventures.

Safety being always a priority, we make our activities always safer by training our employees and by using the best possible technology and adequate safety equipment.

Our products are always developed taking into account the environment visited, with the aim of creating sustainable and responsible tourism.

We strive to know our customers as well as possible in order to adapt and offer quality services that meet their expectations.

We are proud to be part of the growing list of companies that commit to donating 1% of their revenu to the 1% for the Planet Outdoor Fund.

By choosing a company committed to 1% for the planet, you contribute to the protection of nature in Quebec. The planet is our playground and our livelihood. It’s up to us to take care of it!

Learn more about this fund here: fondspleinair.ca

LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD
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Based on 564 reviews
La Liberté Nord-Sud
5.0
Based on 13 reviews
Que dire à part Wow WowEnseignement sur la coche !! Les propriétaires sont professionnels et tellement sympas !Que dire de Marie Fraise qui transmet tout sont savoir avec un sourire non stop 😁Encore une fois wow wow et je recommande à tous 👍
Élyse Desbiens
Élyse Desbiens
17:37 14 Feb 24
Excellente activité d'initiation à l'escalade de glace. Notre moniteur Gabriel était minutieux, professionnel et très sympathique! Je recommande La Liberté Nord-Sud à tous ceux qui sont débutants et veulent essayer quelque chose de nouveau!
Cécile Poulou-Gallet
Cécile Poulou-Gallet
22:59 09 Jan 24
un grand merci à Marie pour la clarté des explications et des démonstrations pendant ce cours de révision/apprentissage moulinettes/relais en roche et glace. Ainsi que pour la bonne humeur tout au long de la journée ! C'est très apprécié:)
Aurélia V.
Aurélia V.
23:14 24 Feb 24
Très belle expérience d’escalade sur glace avec Rachel ! Nous reviendrons sans aucun doute !
kevin barbe
kevin barbe
11:50 30 Jan 24
tres apprécié. les gens sont geniaux.une journée parfait. a refaire et a conseiller a tout le monde
Pauline Grattier
Pauline Grattier
01:34 26 Sep 23
Amazing expérience !
Cee N
Cee N
05:58 19 Feb 24
Excellente expérience! Je me suis sentie en sécurité et encouragée tout le long! Je suis ressortie plus confiante et avec le goût de m'essayer encore à l'escalade de glace!
kebbab racim
kebbab racim
15:10 16 Oct 23
Service impeccable, moniteurs gentils motivants et professionnels. Contact facile.merci!
Ebb Tubbs
Ebb Tubbs
18:01 21 Feb 24
We had an amazing time! Will definitely be taking another class sometime soon!https://youtu.be/8xmiuZRte2c?si=miAosTWclUmDf6Me
Nicholas Humphrey
Nicholas Humphrey
13:08 20 Sep 23
Antoine was highly knowledgeable and patient. He took his time teaching and answered all questions.Would highly recommend him and his courses.
Chloé Therreau
Chloé Therreau
14:58 05 Feb 24
Super experience !J'ai participé à l'initiation d'escalade sur glace au parc jean drapeau et j'ai adoré !Super expérience, le moniteur était très sympathique et expliquait parfaitement les consignes de sécurité et de grimpe.Rien à redire !
Prudence Caroni
Prudence Caroni
14:40 06 Jan 24
Super expérience.
Charles Koncewicz
Charles Koncewicz
14:55 04 Feb 24
Being an avid hiker with a love for scrambling, my lack of knowledge and confidence to climb where protection was needed limited my exploration potential Having climbed indoors for about a year I was looking to expand my skill set.A day of private lessons with Leo was the best investment into the world of outdoor climbing I possibly could have made. He started with basic questions to get a feel of what I knew and where to start. After explaining gear and procedures, a short walk from the company headquarters the day began, And what a day it was! I learned tips and tricks that only come from the 25+ years of experience Leo has being a passionate climber and natural leader.From the basics of belaying, to rigging a top rope anchor system, multi-pitch climbing, crack climbing techniques and more Leo and his team at the beautiful Montagne D'argent offer it all.I signed up for the group to also discover ice climbing and to be surrounded by like minded people.Can't recommend these people and place enough.Thank you Leo for the amazing experience. Looking forward to climbing with you again!
Melanie Gaudette
Melanie Gaudette
13:10 04 Feb 19
Une journée parfaite avec une belle gang! Merci pour l’organisation, nous avons apprécié notre expérience !
Les guides sont excellents et nous encouragent à nous dépasser sur la parois de glace !
Frederic Desmarais
Frederic Desmarais
20:47 14 Mar 24
J’ai adoré mon expérience d’introduction à l’escalade de glace. Je vais définitivement en refaire. Gab était un instructeur positif et très attentif 👍
Arthur Gagnon
Arthur Gagnon
14:46 06 Mar 24
Je suis allé découvrir le magnifique sport de l'escalade sur glace avec l'équipe de La liberté nord-sud. Ce fut une expérience exceptionnelle. L'emplacement est parfait et on se sent rapidement en confiance grâce aux excellents conseils de l'équipe sur place. Je recommanderait l'expérience à n'importe qui.
Natanièle Picard
Natanièle Picard
23:58 05 Feb 24
J'ai beaucoup apprécié notre initiation à l'escalade de glace avec notre monitrice Sandrine 😀 Tous les moniteurs sur place étaient très dynamiques, passionnés et disponibles pour nous encourager et nous donner des trucs sur la technique.
Jessica Parslow
Jessica Parslow
02:20 04 Feb 19
Un énorme merci aux instructeurs (léo,oli et max) pour leur patience envers des néophites comme moi, qui m’ont permit d’apprécier grandement ma première expérience de l’escalade sur glace!
France Boutin
France Boutin
20:25 09 Mar 24
Cours adapté à nos besoins étant donné la taille du groupe. Approche pédagogique efficace!
Ge Lafarouche
Ge Lafarouche
01:49 05 Sep 18
Un formateur d'expérience plus que compétent, à l'écoute des besoins et des inquiétudes de ses client·e·s et qui les poussent toujours à devenir plus autonomes, à se faire confiance et à foncer pour atteindre leurs objectifs personnels. Il sait et n'hésite pas à adapter et à varier ses techniques de transfert de connaissances selon les difficultés de chacun·e et accorder plus de temps aux notions moins bien comprises ou jugées importantes. Sa grande disponibilité, générosité et patience sont toujours au rendez-vous. L'ambiance est toujours à la convivialité et exempte de jugements. On se sent toujours entre bonnes mains lorsqu'on décide de suivre une formation auprès de La Liberté Nord-Sud.
Super expérience d’initiation à l’escalade de glace.
will savoie
will savoie
15:49 22 Jan 24
Je recommande fortement.
Pamela Dubois
Pamela Dubois
08:45 27 Jun 22
J’ai passée un Super Beau fds avec La Formation Transition Moulinette notre Instructeur Marie est excellente elle nous a rendu le compliqué beaucoup plus facile à apprendre elle est calme et ricaneuse ses explications sont clair elle nous a transmis sa passion aux travers de notre apprentissage j’ai été choyée d’être placée dans un Super Groupe qui m’ont fait sentir très à l’aise j’apprécie énormément vous allez me revoir très bientôt à La Montagne D’Argent qu’elle belle découverte merci encore à tous
Eloise
Eloise
18:01 18 Jan 24
I had a wonderful time, the instructor was very nice and professional and the experience was unique and exiting. You will feel like a big national graphic adventurer but it only took you a 20 min walk from the metro to get there! 🙂
D Peronnaud
D Peronnaud
14:39 05 Feb 24
Very good expérience for this first Time éver. Range of difficulties. Crew Team to Teach and secure. I recommend it !
Nous avons vécu une expérience d’escalade tellement incroyable avec Eric!!! Je suis allée avec ma nièce de 12 ans et nous avons aimé. Je recommanderais absolument cette activité. Merci de nous avoir permis profiter de cette merveilleuse activité en plein air à Montréal .
Christian Sylvestre
Christian Sylvestre
01:44 27 Aug 23
Journée super sympa avec Leo à La Montagne D'Argent. Can't wait to go climbing again!
Nicolas Diesoon
Nicolas Diesoon
02:52 10 May 22
JOURNÉE D'INITIATION À L'ESCALADE DE ROCHE | RIGAUD : J'ai vraiment tripper avec ma blonde 10/10
Cela m'a vraiment redonner le gout de faire de l'escalade apres 2 ans de "lock down" covidien.
Roland Markotic
Roland Markotic
20:30 13 Mar 24
A kids' hockey team from Victoria visited Montreal for a week and we tried ice climbing and everyone enjoyed it a lot. The instructor was great. One of the favourite activities of the week.
Shev Green
Shev Green
23:31 24 Feb 24
Amazing time! Very patient guide and epic unique experience in Montreal! Highly recommend!
Spit
Spit
15:50 12 Feb 24
Super bonne equipe. Ils connaissent tres bien ce qu’ils font. Nous explique bien les bases pour une grimpe sécuritaire.
Nicky Mirfallah
Nicky Mirfallah
19:17 08 Jan 24
Amazing teachers. I had a course with Marie and she helped me learn so much. It was my first time ice climbing and the course was super helpful.
Eric Trottier
Eric Trottier
14:39 11 Mar 24
Très belle expérience, nous étions en confiance avec des guides exceptionnels.
Nairod Cas
Nairod Cas
14:15 19 Apr 24
The instructor provided relevant information in great detail. He was patient, answered all of my questions accurately and introduced me to different sets of maneuvers and techniques that I needed most. It was a great experience and I've already made plans for another outing.
Yves Perreault
Yves Perreault
22:14 19 Feb 24
Super le fun, j'ai beaucoup appris et avec une instructeur comme Marie c'est une réussite !
corentin fraisse
corentin fraisse
14:56 28 Feb 24
Super experience avec Antoine, très pédagogue et sympa !
Jean-Philippe Dionne
Jean-Philippe Dionne
16:30 08 Jan 24
Une belle expérience! L'équipe est sympathique et aime partager son savoir. C'est accessible à tous même si vous n'avez jamais fait d'escalade.
Sam Obrand
Sam Obrand
16:08 07 Nov 23
An incredible experience. A real wholesome, safe, community environment. It's an infectious energy there. The staff are awesome and patient. Ask for Miguel, he's dope - tell him I say hi!
Mike Jirasek
Mike Jirasek
14:55 16 Feb 20
Amazing team, outstanding service, great equipment, professional guidance and friendly atmosphere. What more to ask for? Looking forward to do more activities with the club.
Stephane Jutras
Stephane Jutras
18:45 25 Sep 23
La hauteur de la parois au Mont-Rigaud n'était pas intimidante vue d'en bas et le choix de voies par Camille, de La Liberté Nord-Sud était parfait pour aborder l'escalade pour la première fois. J'en suis repartie très fière de moi ! À renouveler!
Antonin Gauthier
Antonin Gauthier
13:49 12 Mar 24
L'initiation au Parc Jean-Drapeau était très agréable et une bonne manière de se lancer dans cette nouvelle activité!
Nicolas Paullier
Nicolas Paullier
16:03 20 Jan 24
Very nice spot, equipment clean and monitor extremely friendly and competent. I strongly recommend.
Annie_pier Landry
Annie_pier Landry
17:19 25 Jan 24
Merci! Notre expérience d'initiation à l'escalade de glace était géniale !
Super! L’accompagnement était très agréable tout en étant professionnel. L’équipe à su nous mettre en confiance même pour ceux qui n’avaient jamais pratiqué d’escalade.
Lisa P.
Lisa P.
12:36 12 Mar 24
Super expérience ! (Inititiation à l'escalade sur glace)
Dan Meeking
Dan Meeking
13:44 17 Aug 23
Fantastic camp!
Christian Paquet
Christian Paquet
12:43 27 Feb 24
Vraiment belle expérience, je le recommande à tout le monde!
Morgane Bgba
Morgane Bgba
16:13 26 Aug 19
Journée d'initiation à l'escalade sur roche AU TOP grâce aux précieux conseils et à l'encadrement de Leo et d'Anouk, dans une ambiance conviviale, avec une bonne diversité de voies adaptées à chaque niveau et un paysage magnifique. Ca donne envie de revenir faire les formations en autonomie ! Je recommande à fond !
Le Gall Guy
Le Gall Guy
15:20 18 Feb 24
Excellente place pour pratiquer et Marie superbe monitrice
Roxy Montpetit
Roxy Montpetit
18:06 07 Feb 19
Super introduction a l'escalade de glace! Pour vraiment tout le monde!
Mircea Lazar
Mircea Lazar
20:37 15 Oct 23
We had a great time climbing with Antoine and Justine, one day at Montagne d’argent and one day at Weir. Really nice routes and coaching!We covered a lot of climbing styles, slabs, cracks and a cool off-width (trad and sport). Weir had a real mountain crag feeling, with steep pitches and some hard routes to aim for in the future. Thanks a lot for the great time!
Jordan S
Jordan S
02:33 23 Feb 24
Eric was my guide for Ice Climbing last week. He is hands down the best guide I've worked with and I've had some good ones. It's not easy to coach someone to significant improvement in a half day, but Eric has a knack for teaching in a way that quickly analyzes your skill set and then setting up the perfect challenges that will push your abilities while also not feeding you more than you need in the moment. My current skillset was feeling like I could complete a WI-3 traverse, but that it was challenging. By the end of the day, I was doing it multiple times, learning alternate techniques and feeling like if I was fresh I could challenge myself even more and I was far more comfortable than when I walked in. I also expanded on my technical skills. I would love to go back and would highly recommend him to someone looking to expand their skillset.
eric
eric
14:03 23 Jan 24
Très bien comme expérience découverte de l’escalade
Genevieve Lapointe
Genevieve Lapointe
18:57 08 Mar 24
Amazing! The site is gorgeous and instructors fantastic. We did a lot of progress in a very short amount of time thanks to their helpful tips. Will definitely go back.
Delphine Garrigou
Delphine Garrigou
14:57 30 Jan 24
Super première expérience d'escalade sur glace.Le moniteur nous met en confiance et nous apprend les bons gestes pour que notre expérience se passe avec assurance et fun. Pas besoin d'avoir déjà fait de l'escalade pour être à l'aise.Je recommande vivement cette activité pour débutant et plus confirmé et n'a qu'une hâte c'est de refaire de l'escalade sur glace.
Julie Boyer
Julie Boyer
14:41 08 Feb 19
Excellente premiere experience d'escalade de glace, avec une equipe competence et super agreable. Par le froid glacial qu'il faisait, les petits cafes offerts ont ete super apprecies! Merci a votre equipe!
Clara Sergeraert
Clara Sergeraert
14:47 13 Mar 24
Une super expérience, un formateur vraiment pédagogue. À refaire
Maude Keyser
Maude Keyser
18:29 12 Mar 24
Une belle expérience avec un bon guide!
Antoine Dumas
Antoine Dumas
17:59 20 Feb 24
Super activité à la montage d’argent, Justin est au top, très à l’écoute, bienveillant et pédagogue. Je recommande!
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About The Team

La Liberté Nord-Sud employs more than a dozen passionate instructors with certifications from the FQME, AGMA, ACMG and Rando QC.

In addition, we frequently organize in-house training which serves to maintain our quality standard as well as to review our emergency measures. Here are some photos taken during one of these training sessions.

Learn about some members of the team

Léopold Laliberté-Guy – Guide, trainer and owner

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Léopold is the founder of LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD. He is a trainer certified by the Fédération Québécoise de la montagne et de l’escalade (FQME) in rock and ice climbing. Léopold has guided more than 50 expeditions on the planet: Alaska, Yukon, Baffin, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Patagonia, Morocco, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Nepal. He has over 20 years of experience teaching rock climbing and mountain sports.

Léopold is also First Responder in the communities of Montcalm / Arundel / Barkmere / Huberdeau and is very proud of the communities of his beautiful region of the Red River Valley (Laurentians) which he’s called home for more than 10 years.

Antoine Bonicalzi – Instructor and co-owner

Antoine Bonicalzi de La Liberté Nord-SudAntoine is co-owner of La Liberté Nord-Sud. He holds FQME certifications for teaching rock and ice climbing. Antoine is passionate about the outdoors and travel. Backpack-type trips, camping, kayaking and anything mountain-related are part of its DNA.

Climbing occupies an important place in his life, because this sport is the central point around which all his passions revolve. According to Antoine, passions are made to be shared. So there is nothing better for him than to spend a beautiful day in the outdoors to introduce others to his favorite sport.

Marie Fraisse – Instructor

As far back as she can remember, the mountain has been a part of her life. From a family of mountaineers, she took her first steps in the high alpine pastures of the Chamonix valley. A lifelong globetrotter, Marie thrives on discoveries and encounters. The profession of guide that she has been exercising for several years allows her to combine her passions: to explore the world, to travel its summits and to meet its different cultures. Bursting with energy and projects, today she dreams of traveling the planet discovering – and making people discover – the most beautiful climbing sites and their communities. And to continue to pass on his love of mountains, adventure and climbing.

Training: Rock and ice climbing instructor (FQME), Assistant Hiking Guide (ACMG), First responder in remote wilderness, Orientation training – maps and compass, dive master (PADI).

Anouk Leblanc – Instructor

Anouk holds of instructor and animator certificates in rock and ice climbing. A lifelong enthusiast of the outdoors and travel, she loves to share her passion for climbing with people because for her, it is much more than a job.

A specialized educator by trade, she takes the time it takes to give clients the confidence to make the most of their day.

Éric Kirouac – Guide and instructor

Eric holds a certification as a hiking guide from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guide (ACMG) as well as a level 3 training in alpine technique. His vast experience in the mountains allows him to teach mountaineering techniques with a master’s hand.

“It was in 1980 at the Paul Comptois school in Laval and I was in 3rd year. The teacher asks us “OK friends, I would like you to draw me what you want to do in life.”After a few minutes , the teacher goes from student to student, mentioning what the drawing represents, “you want to be a veterinarian, OK I think you want to become a nurse, here we have a future firefighter. Eric, I don’t understand your drawing. “I, who had nevertheless applied myself to making a beautiful stick figure drawing to reply,” That madam are mountains and that is me, later I want to play in the mountains “.

Thankfully, Eric is much better at being a mountaineer than an artist!

François-Xavier Bleau – Guide and instructor

François-Xavier has been an adventure guide since the early 2000s. He has accompanied hundreds of travellers on all continents and has managed to make a living from his passion ever since. He is the founder of the Terra Ultima trekking travel agency which he managed for 10 years. Now a freelance guide, he focuses on initiating and teaching rock climbing. Efix (FX) is a Certified Hiking / winter hiking Guide and Top Rope Climbing Instructor (TRCI) certified by the ACMG. He pushes for the professional recognition of adventure guides in Quebec in order to achieve the most demanding standards at the pan-Canadian level. A seasoned mountaineer, mountaineering and rock climbing are a personal passion that has taken him to some of the highest peaks on the planet, such as Manaslu, Aconcagua, Elbrus, Denali and Lenin Peak.

How did you start at LLNS? Friend and colleague of Léopold Laliberté for a long time, I have shared several big expeditions with him as guides for years. Our common passion has led us to work together for his mountain and climbing school.

My recent favorite is Les Dames de Coeur section in Val-David. Less known compared to others, it offers several beautiful options accessible in trad, sport route and top rope. Plus, it’s a few minutes from my house by bike!

Next Project: Raise my level in traditional rock climbing to someday aim for the ACMG Assistant Rock Guide level. I will do this for purely personal reasons and to prove to myself that I can have this expertise and this rigour.

Your philosophy as a climber? To make this sport as accessible as possible while making people autonomous and responsible for the safety and the spirit of the sport. To have fun, to want to discover new places, and to be in fusion with nature and the friends who share this passion.

Certifications: Hiking Guide, Winter Hiking guide and TRCI ACMG. First responder Sirius (80h), CSA 1 and 2 Avalanche Canada.

Justin Landry – Instructor

Justin Landry, moniteur d'escalade pour La Liberté Nord-Sud

Justin is a climbing instructor and backcountry skiing guide traveling all over Quebec. His main interests are the exploration of new cliffs, adventurous climbing as well as everything related to snow and its study.

Sharing his knowledge fascinates him just as much as the practice of the activities themselves.

Gabriel Frappier – Instructor

Gabriel is a teacher, guide and instructor. He holds a rock climbing instructor’s license, an activity he has practiced with passion for fifteen years. The exploration of numerous climbing sites, both in Quebec and internationally, have led him to build up a solid experience in rock climbing.

“I am constantly climbing: at the gym, on the rock or in my heart. Otherwise, I’m planning my next outing. Being part of the La Liberté Nord-Sud team is a privilege, because nothing is more motivating than to share your passions, a double fisherman’s knot at a time. I look forward to seeing you on a cliff! “

Simon Rouleau-Mailloux – Instructor

Simon Rouleau-Mailloux, moniteur d'escalade chez La Liberté Nord-Sud

Simon discovered La Liberté Nord-Sud a few years ago thanks to our climbing club. Manager by profession, he discovered a second passion for teaching and sharing knowledge and experiences in rock climbing both on rock and inside a gym. Holder of the FQME certification as a top rope instructor, he has been practicing that sport with determination for ten years.

“I never miss an opportunity to go out and practice my favorite sports outdoors. Climbing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, all the occasions are good to go on the road and, now, to have the chance to share my passion with the customers of La liberté Nord Sud. I hope to develop customer confidence in climbing. So I do not miss an opportunity to remind you that you have to get into the void to abseil! »