The cold weather has held on in most of Canada and climbers continue to top-out classics and climb new routes. The Pacific and Atlantic coasts have had exceptionally cold weather. Chamonix mountain guide Jeff Mercier is in Quebec climbing. Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz from Calgary are now in Newfoundland climbing. Jia Condon and partners climbed another new ice route near Squamish. And the Rockies have line ups on climbs.

Over the past few weeks, discussions about ice climbing safety have been popular on social media forums. The two main points are that ice climbers should wear beacons in avalanche areas and that climbers should limit the time they climb beneath others. If you climb ice often, then you have likely seen the conversations circling around. Be safe out there and have fun. Below are 12 ice shots from across Canada from the past two weeks.

Seeking shelter from the storm by cragging in the woods in Gros Morne. Lots of new route potential everywhere, for both steep pillars and trad mixed lines like the one in this photo. Good ice + good granite = good times! @arcteryx @scarpana @onwardup_official

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Another fine day out in the hills with the #HOD. Yea!!! 🇨🇦 📷 @fotoscoolgram_

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