ROCK RESCUE

Anyone who climbs multi-pitches (or for that matter any more than half a rope length up from the ground), whether as a leader or a follower, should have a knowledge of rock rescue. Without it, you could find yourself in some...

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$395.00
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COMBINED ALPINE SKILLS

Perfect for the budding mountaineer, this course offers the full mountain meal combo. With a curriculum that covers travel techniques for rock, snow and glacier, participants will gain the basic skills necessary to begin...

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$795.00
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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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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

Wilderness Navigation 1 is a one-day introduction to using and understanding topographic maps and compasses. This course provides fundamental skills that anyone who explores outdoors should have. A solid knowledge of the map...

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$195.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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  • ROCK RESCUE

    Anyone who climbs multi-pitches (or for that matter any more than half a rope length up from the...

    1 SPOT LEFT
    May 28 - 29, 2022
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  • ROCK REFRESHER

    This one-day course is perfect for those who have some rock climbing experience and would like to...

    2 SPOTS LEFT
    May 28, 2022 (day trip)
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  • 3-DAY ALPINE SKILLS

    Over an action-packed three days, you’ll learn to manage risk on steep snow slopes and glaciers. If we...

    2 SPOTS LEFT
    Jun 3 - 5, 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 really liked the stepwise approach that Graeme took to teaching how to build crevasse rescue systems. It was useful to see how various different setups could be constructed with common gear if specialized gear was not available. It was a great...
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Lance Shaver,

IAG Updated COVID-19 Practices

03-03-2022
WIth the province easing restrictions we are able to simplify our Covid-19 practices. All participants in IAG trips and courses must read and abide by the following as a condition of participation in our trips and courses: * Please do not attend a course or trip if you feel unwell or have had a COVID-19 exposure. IAG will offer a full credit in these cases to make this easy for you to...

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