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LEARN TO LEAD

When you have done enough top roped climbing that you feel ready to start lead climbing there is no better way to get into leading safely than to learn correct techniques from the start. Our two day learn to lead course covers...

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CREVASSE RESCUE

Get ready for glacier travel in summer or winter with a focused day of crevasse rescue training. We can accommodate participants with experience or without so the course can act as an introduction to these skills or as a...

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$95.00
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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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$295.00
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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION ONE

Our Wilderness Navigation One is single day introduction to wilderness navigation, using topographic maps and the compass. You'll learn to plan safe and efficient wilderness routes by using topographical maps, as well as other...

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    3 Day Alpine Skills

    This shorter version of our mountain skills training takes advantage of quick access into alpine...

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    Jun 18 - 20, 2016
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    GPS Navigation

    GPS (Global Positioning Systems) are incredible pieces of technology that can greatly enhance your...

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    Jun 26, 2016 (day trip)
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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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    May 27 - 29, 2016
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Testimonials

You did a great job with making the course professional while keeping it entertaining and fun. I felt you did a great job of balancing the safety and technique messages while keeping it realistic and relating it to real situations and decision...
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Guest Blog 2 by Ken Wylie

03-15-2016
Becasue he is such a prolific, engaging and interesting writer we're featuring Ken Wylie in our blog again. In this pieace, written recently for powder magazine, Ken writes about some of the more interesting aspects of guiding in the mountains after his visit to Bella Coola Helisports guides training. For the Love of Our Clients - Guest Blog by Ken Wylie It has been long known...

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