Upcoming Trips and Courses

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  • Crevasse Rescue

    Dial in your technical systems for glacier travel and crevasse rescue with a day of focused training....

    3 SPOTS LEFT
    Mar 6, 2024 (day trip)
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  • AST2 Washington - For Skiers and Boarders

    As our adventures lure us into more complex avalanche terrain, it’s important to delve deeper into...

    2 SPOTS LEFT
    Mar 8 - 11, 2024
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  • Snow Skills

    Climbing steep snow is an essential mountaineering skill for many of the involved peaks and hiking...

    4 SPOTS LEFT
    Mar 23, 2024 (day trip)
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Acknowledgement

We at Island Alpine Guides are grateful for the privilege to live, work and play on the unceded, traditional territories of the first peoples listed below, who have been the stewards of these lands for millennia:
 
Da’naxda’xw, Ahousaht, Scia'new, Ditidaht, Cowichan, Ehatteshaht, Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Band, Halalt, Heiltsuk, Hesquiaht, Homalco, Hupačasath, Huu-ay-aht, K'ómoks, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h', Klahoose, Kwakiutl, Kwiakah, Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwaw-ah-mish, Lyackson, Malahat, Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em , Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Namgis. Nanoose, Nuchatlaht, Nuxalk, Pacheedaht, Pauquachin, Penelakut, Qualicum, Quatsino, Snuneymuxw, Songhees, Stz'uminus, T'Sou-ke, Tla'amin, Tla-o-qui-aht, Tlowitsis, Toquaht, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseshaht, Tseycum, Uchucklesaht, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum.

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 waivers as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waivers 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

Just wanted to thank you for a great weekend. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.
Shauna Mack, Port McNeill, BC. » AST1 Cain - For Skiers and Boarders
This past weekend’s AST1 course was excellent. Lyle did a great job of delivering the course content in a simple, easy-to-understand way. Even though snow conditions were not good, the field work we did was so valuable and effective.
Andrew Jackson, Glenlyon Norfolk School, Victoria, BC » AST1 Washington - for Skiers and Boarders
The course was great. Thanks to Helene and Jan for sharing their knowledge and experience.
Vik, Comox, BC » AST1 Washington - for Skiers and Boarders