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What are valued clients saying about climbing and learning with us. Read all feedback

  • The feeling of accomplishment, adventure and success is something everyone not only deserves but is capable of. As a client of Rockies Ice Specialists/ Kris Irwin for the past five years- I've always been impressed...
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    Claire Wilkinson
  • I was looking to get some mileage in on some of the classic big rigs in the Canadian Rockies, and Kris and RIAS came highly recommended to me by a well known bad ass Canadian climber who shall remain nameless...
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    Rob Scott
  • I've been out on multiple days (over 20?) with Kris and every single time it has always been great and a fun experience. Not just a good time but great. From the morning coffee stop, to the conversation heading in to the climb...
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    Adam Raffkind