Summit the Chief for non-climbers.

Summit the Chief for non-climbers.

Cost: $1350

Length: 16hrs + Summit Day

Instructor/client ratio: 1:1

Instructor Quals: ACMG Rock Guide

Location: Squamish & Chief

Service: Flexible Scheduling

Summit the Chief for non-climbers.

Have you just stared up at the chief and wondered...... do you have a curiosity of what it would be like to scale that wall? Just because you don’t climb doesn’t mean you can’t summit the chief! You just need to be fit and active. You can actually do this, it’s safe and I can make it happen. Discover the thrill of climbing a big wall in your own backyard.

Ciaran Donnelly

Will is an excellent climbing guide, safe , methodical and calm. Over 12 weeks I developed some good skills and climbed in some spectacular locations, including a summit of the chief and I’m not a teenager! I cannot recommend his climbing guiding strongly enough, give it a go and surprise yourself.

Here’s what's included.

Initial discovery consultation. We start with an initial discovery consultation before you purchase the product. I assess your activity level general strength and any experience you have had. 

Full Certified ACMG Rock climbing Guide - You are in good hands with your guide holding the  highest level of Rock Climbing accreditation from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Your guide is highly experienced taking non climbers multi pitch climbing, from British Soldiers to Canadian army cadets. 

Only you and your guide - This is a fully private custom experience so all the focus is completely on you.

Flexible training time to fit with your life - I’m willing to work with your time slots where it be odd days during the week or 3 hrs windows in the afternoon.

16hrs of climbing training + summit day - You will spend 16hrs developing the skills required to summit the chief, then we will spend a full day, which could be up to 10hrs summiting the chief from the Apron to the first peak summit. 

All Equipment Supplied - All first rate and comfortable equipment is supplied to you. This can include everything from a harness & helmet to a small bullet pack for summit day.

What can I expect?

This is a completely custom package so training time allotment and structure is totally up to you, It can be broken down into 3hr segments or two full 8 hr days for example. Whatever fits into your schedule. Training will consist of basic climbing technique, footwork, body position etc. You will practice on a variety of different terrain from cracks to face climbing. You will also practice, belaying, removing gear and assisted climbing techniques. We will discuss safety & the physiology of climbing at heights. 


What should I bring?

  • Full leg pants
  • T-shirt
  • Warm jacket
  • sunhat/suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Small pack (30 Litres)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Water 1L
  • Food for the day
  • Climbing shoes

If you have them:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • Belay device

Do I need to sign a waiver?

All participants must read, understand, and sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. Those under the age of 19 years must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their waiver. Medical conditions that may affect your or other participants’ safety must be declared during the reservation process. The participation of any person in any program at any time is always subject to the discretion of OneLife Adventures and its guides, crew, or skipper. Please click on the waiver button below to read. An electronic wavier will be sent to you once your booking is complete.


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