INTRO TO ROCK

Your outdoor climbing journey starts here!

Over two days, build essential skills to safely top-rope climb on your own. We’ll begin with an introduction to technical systems and expand to movement skills. By the end of the...

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$395.00
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MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

This is a complete mountain skills course with a helicopter to whisk you straight into the alpine classroom. Quick access to a remote alpine environment makes it possible to cover a lot of material in just three days. Learn all...

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$995.00
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QUEER OUTDOOR ROCK

In partnership with GOATS (Gayest Climbers of All Time), we're offering our first outdoor rock climbing program. Our aim is to increase outdoor accessibility by creating a more inclusive, safe, outdoor rock and alpine climbing...

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$195.00
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WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

This course was designed by women for women. Suitable for beginner- to intermediate-level hikers, we will explore an iconic Vancouver Island summit while advancing confidence and competency in backcountry skills. Participants...

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$595.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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  • AST1 WASHINGTON

    The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with...

    8 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 15 - 16, 2021
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  • AST1 SNOWSHOE

    The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with...

    8 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 28 - 29, 2021
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  • AST1 WASHINGTON

    The Avalanche Skills Training One is an introductory avalanche course designed for individuals with...

    6 SPOTS LEFT
    Jan 1 - 2, 2022
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Important - Please Read

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors.
To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

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Testimonials

I had a great experience with IAG. Jan takes the time to explain things and makes sure that you understand what he is saying through hands on practice. He is also very patient and very knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate in taking another IAG...
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Tim Turray, Courtenay, BC.

IAG Updated COVID-19 Practices

08-25-2021
With the reintroduction of the indoor mask mandate for British Columbians on August 25, 2021, we at IAG feel it is our responsibility to our customers and our community to readjust our practices to help limit the spread of COVID-19.  Though our trips take place outdoors, we now ask once again that our participants remain two meters or more apart whenever possible. For instances where...

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