Inspired by their colleagues associated with the Cascade and Alaska expeditions Eleanor Bash, a PhD candidate in glaciology at the University of Calgary, Dr. Alison Criscitiello, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Calgary and Technical Director of the Canadian Ice Core Archive, and Jocelyn Hirose, a resource conservation scientist with Parks Canada and former glaciology graduate founded Girls on Ice Canada. With the support of Dr. Erin Pettit, the founder of Girls on Ice, and her team they hope to emulate the other expeditions while offering a Canadian alpine setting and twist.