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INTRO TO ROCK

Experience rock climbing in a fun and safe environment. On day one develop your movement skills on rock, belaying, rappelling and simple anchor building. On day two we take it to the next level with the building of complex...

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AST1 MT. WASHINGTON

The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with little to no avalanche related experience. Students will learn to recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and...

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ROCK RESCUE

Imagine yourself belaying a partner on a climb when a mishap befalls them and they are hanging on the other end of the rope with you stuck on belay and unable to do anything. If you do any multi pitch climbing, whether as a...

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MOUNT ARROWSMITH DAY HIKE

Join us on a non technical day hike to the spectacular summit of Mount Arrowsmith. The going is steep and strenuous but the rewards are great with superlative views of the Coastal Mountains, the peaks of Strathcona Park and the...

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    Mountain Skills Fly-in

    This course is identical to our Complete Mountaineering Skills Course, but with a helicopter to whisk...

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    Sep 18 - 20, 2015
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    Alpine Rock Skills

    We've had a lot of requests for an alpine rock climbing skills course so here it is! Travelling in the...

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    Sep 11 - 13, 2015
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    Wilderness Navigation One

    Our Wilderness Navigation One is single day introduction to wilderness navigation, using topographic...

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    Sep 27, 2015 (day trip)
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Testimonials

I've been climbing with Jan since our first trip in Nepal in 1989. We've climbed together almost every year since then in the European Alps, Yosemite, the Tetons, and both the Coast Range and on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. On every trip...
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Ken Cohen, Boston, Massechusetts

Hiking or Mountaineering?

06-18-2015
The Golden Hinde Traverse, Albert Edward to Comox Glacier, Flower Ridge to Love Lake and Della Falls, Rambler Peak, Elkhorn Mountain. These are just a a few examples of the incredible mountain trips that await hikers in Vancouver Island’s amazing mountain ranges. But for many hikers these and other trips are just out of reach because they require some basic mountaineering skills to...

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