I am looking for a climbing partner with a focus on skill building (waterfall ice leads, but towards the end of the trip if we feel good we could do some multi-pitches too). A person with a similar background as mine (solid rock and alpine climbing experience but very little ice). Depending on your experience, we could get a few days of guided climbing to refresh our ice skills, know each other safely, know the Canmore area, and then climb on our own for a week or so.
Time period: About 10-12 days during the last week of November and early December, based around Canmore (I will be flying into Calgary from the US on a work trip).
My background I have a few days of ice-climbing instruction as well as independent climbing during 2010-11. I have followed two multi-pitch alpine ice routes: alpine-guides.com/skiing/al… and another comparable climb in the Swiss Alps with my own climbing partner independently. Since then I have only been rock climbing (and significantly improved on rock) but I have not had the chance to get any ice-climbing. And I have never led ice.
Would be great if you bring at least half the group gear (one half rope and 6-8 ice screws and draws); I can bring the other half.
I must add that I am based in Mumbai, I have just started making the plans, so this is far from confirmed, and finding a suitable partner is central to my planning. I won't be making this trip if I don't find a committed climbing partners, hence the reason for posting this early.