AST1 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 understand the formation of avalanches, to recognize...

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$295.00
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INTRO TO WINTER TRAVEL

Looking to get into the mountains this winter? This two-day backcountry tour with one night of winter camping will get you started with the basics of gear choice, trip planning, winter camping, movement through mountain terrain...

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$395.00
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AST2 WASHINGTON

The Avalanche Skills Training Two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how avalanches form and how to manage more complex terrain. We delve deeper into the snowpack and learn how to apply different tests...

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$590.00
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INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY TOURING

This one-day beginner course provides tips and tricks needed for smooth travel in simple backcountry terrain, covering basics such as gear selection and use to skinning technique and route selection. Spend an enjoyable day with...

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$195.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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  • AST+ Theory to Practice

    For many people, taking the step from avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the...

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    Dec 18, 2021 (day trip)
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  • MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

    Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes to those who know where to go. These low-ratio...

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    Dec 27, 2021 (day trip)
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  • MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

    Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes to those who know where to go. These low-ratio...

    3 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 30, 2021 (day trip)
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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

The course was very good. Christophe has an excellent teaching style. His knowledge is obvious but he delivers it in a calm, relaxed and non-pretentious manner. A true teacher. I felt safe the entire time. And, I left with much more...
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Tom Roozendaal, Nanaimo, 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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