Forget emptying your wallet and wasting time on a trip to Nepal and going to Mount Everest, because you can to climb ice mountains and hack frozen waterfalls just an hour and a half away from Toronto, in Elora.

One Axe Pursuits organizes ice climbing sessions up waterfalls during the winter season regardless of your skill level, whether you're a beginner or expert. Instead of sticking to skating, hitting up the slopes or going dog sledding, why not challenge your adventurous side by swinging axes and climbing frozen cascades?

For $250.00 you'll participate in a full day program, from 10 am to 4 pm, with all gear and lessons included. After a brief scenic walk to the waterfalls, you'll be instructed how to put on crampons, have the proper helmet fit, lessons on knot tying and belaying. You'll be taught everything you need to know in order to have a safe and fun experience with One Axe Pursuits.

This winter adventure is truly extraordinary and it's so close to Toronto! Explore inclined ice formations, frozen waterfalls, cliffs and rocks that are covered with ice refrozen from flows of water and you're guaranteed an unforgettable adventure.

One thing to keep in mind though, make sure you dress warm!

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