Mankind's feeble climbing skills and inability to digest delicious tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. Channel an inner mountain goat with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a full-day introductory rock-climbing experience from Adventure Forever (a $130 value).
Adventure Forever corrals curious climbers at a designated meeting place, then leads a 20-minute drive and short hike to a variety of climb sites dubbed with such monikers as Home Cliff, Copacabana, Down Under, and Eastern Block. There, experienced instructors certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides outfit climbers with all the gear needed to tackle nature's gnarly landscapes and bad-day tantrums before leading climbing excursions. Climbers may wear their own athletic shoes or rent climbing shoes ($5) to experience the multiplicity of the cliffs’ granite surfaces, including slab climbs—rock faces with an angle of less than 90 degrees—which reward sprawling surmounters with breathtaking valley views. Climbers should bring a lunch and enough water for the nearly six-hour trip or can gamble on the spotty service of mountain hot-dog vendors.
Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.
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