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INTRO TO ROCK

Experience rock climbing in a fun and safe environment. On day one, develop your rock movement skills and learn how to belay, rappel, and build simple anchors. On day two, we take it to the next level by building anchors using...

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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, making it possible to cover a lot of material in just three days. Learn all the basics of mountaineering, from...

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NOOTKA TRAIL

Imagine all of the features of the famed West Coast Trail, put them in an even wilder and more remote setting, remove the massive numbers of tourists and you have the Nootka Trail. This remote and beautiful coastal walk takes...

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ALPINE ROCK SKILLS

We've had many requests for an alpine rock climbing skills course, so here it is! Travelling in the island alps, or any mountain range for that matter, inevitably involves managing rock climbing terrain in the fourth- and...

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$495.00
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    WILDERNESS NAVIGATION ONE

    Wilderness Navigation One is single-day, introductory course where participants will learn how to plan...

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    May 11, 2019 (day trip)
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    ALPINE ROCK SKILLS

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

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    May 17 - 19, 2019
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    WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

    A special women-only version of our most popular summer course. This is a complete mountain skills...

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    Jun 7 - 9, 2019
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Testimonials

I wanted to let you know how fantastic the AST2 course was this past weekend at Mt. Cain. Despite initial snow issues, it was good of you and Lyle to organize the snow to fall in different consistencies and depth over the four days, to make our...
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Mully Jackson, Victoria, BC

Beyond the alpine

07-04-2017
Calling my company Island Alpine Guides was perhaps a bit of a mistake. Sure, I spend most of my time climbing and skiing in the mountains, from the Rockies to the coast range, from the European Alps to the Himalaya. So 11 years ago, when Island Alpine Guides was born, it seemed logical to keep doing what we've been doing all over the world right here on Vancouver Island: mountaineering...

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