Come practice a relatively obscure sport and uncover all the possibilities of our Quebec winters. Quebec is renowned worldwide for the quality (and safety!) of its frozen waterfalls. Come learn how to discover them for yourself.




  • Discover ice climbing and ice-climbing equipment
  • Basic techniques for belaying and lowering
  • Learn basic movements for ice climbing
  • Climbing communication and safety instructions
  • Supervised climb
  • A little bit of effort and a lot of fun

Introduction to Ice Climbing includes:

Initiation to Ice Climbing does not include:

  • Entrance fee per person to the Montagne d’Argent ($14 per person per day)
  • Tip for your monitor

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 8
  • If you have a larger group, contact us to learn more about our group rates.

Minimum age

  • 12 and up
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Prerequisites: None

Schedule for the day:

  • 9:45: Welcome reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD mountain hut and hand out equipment
  • 10:30: Technical training and demonstration
  • 11:00–15:30: Supervised climbs and instructor feedback
  • 15:30: End of climbing and return to the mountain hut
  • 16:00: Departure


  • Introduction to ice climbing activities occur almost everyday from mid-December to mid-March. Please check out dates and availability using our booking calendar here on this page.
  • If you don’t see availability on your desired date, please contact us at 438-871-7133 or

Course cancellation due to weather conditions

The outing could be cancelled if the forecast calls for more than a 60% chance of rain and an accumulation of 10 mm or more or if the thermometer displays below -25C (actual temperature , not “feels like”) for the majority of the duration of the activity. The decision can be made the day prior to the activity at the latest. Please note that we rarely cancel this course completely due to weather conditions.

P.S. You can also offer a gift card.

Personal gear to bring12027669_1032021093526192_6206141397002429818_n1

  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1 litre of water or hot beverage
  • Synthetic clothing (that dries quickly) for your base layer
  • Polar-fleece jacket
  • Windproof, soft-shell or waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket (with or without sleeves – recommended) – to keep you warm when we’re not moving
  • Day backpack (30–40 litres)
  • Tuque (avoid pon pon hat it doesn’t fit under the helmet), scarf, mittens and gloves (2 pairs)
  • Old ski pants or outdoor pants (high probability of tearing your pants with crampons)
  • Gaiters (recommended to protect pants)
  • One pair of warm socks
  • Change of clothes for the trip home
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles
  • Camera

OPTIONAL personal gear to bring (for your safety, we believe you should always have these items when venturing outdoors):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Flashlight (headlamp, if possible)

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

A fantastic day; well organised, good equipment, beautiful location and a great price.
It was a such thrill to be able to do this with no experience and I will be looking to do this again during the next winter

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