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AST1 MT. 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 recognize avalanche terrain, gain the skills to initiate and...

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AST PLUS

For many people, taking the step from avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the backcountry can be a bit daunting. This course bridges the gap from theory to practice. The idea was actually developed by...

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$150.00
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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION ONE

Wilderness Navigation One is single-day, introductory course where participants will learn how to plan safe and efficient wilderness routes using topographic maps and a compass, along with the ability to recognise other useful...

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$125.00
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VI HUT BASED TOURING

Island Alpine Guides is pleased to announce Vancouver Island's first ever hut based ski and snowboard touring! Our location in the Prince of Wales Range of northern Vancouver Island offers great alpine ski and snowboard terrain...

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$330.00
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    Glacier Ski Course

    Take your ski touring to the next level by learning all about skiing in glaciated terrain. Glacier...

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    Mar 4 - 6, 2017
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    AST1 Mt. Washington

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

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    Feb 23 - 24, 2017
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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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    Apr 15, 2017 (day trip)
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Testimonials

I've been climbing with Jan since our first trip in Nepal in 1989. We've climbed together almost every year since then in the European Alps, Yosemite, the Tetons, and both the Coast Range and on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. On every trip...
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Ken Cohen, Boston, Massechusetts

Staying alive

10-24-2016
I’ve been skiing in avalanche terrain for more than 30 years. This winter will mark 22 years of heli ski guiding, a pursuit which has us skiing in uncontrolled avalanche terrain with a greater frequency than any other. I’ve been reflecting on the risks associated with such a high level of exposure, and I’d like to share with recreational backcountry riders certain...

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