Last week I made a short trip to the Canadian Rockies–home to the best ice climbing in the world–to take the AMGA Ice Instructor Assessment. This is a relatively new requirement for guides pursuing the AMGA Alpine Guides Certification, which I am. Highlights of the trip included climbing some routes that I hadn’t been on in a long time, tying in with co-worker Andrew Yasso (a man who’s impersonations are second to none!), driving on the Icefields Parkway on a bluebird winter day, and getting to work with my friend (and AMGA examiner) Dale Remsberg. I’ll let photos tell the rest of the story.