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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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$400.00
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  • Crevasse rescue

CREVASSE RESCUE

Get ready for glacier travel in summer or winter with a focused day of crevasse rescue training. We can accommodate participants with experience or without, so the course can act as both an introduction to these skills or as a...

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$200.00
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  • Learn to lead 2

MOUNTAIN IMPROV.

A course featuring all kinds of techniques to manage tricky situations in the mountains. Curriculum will include principals of anchor building with an emphasis on improvised anchors using trees, boulders, jammed knots, threads...

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$200.00
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  • Ski helicopter

HELI-ACCESSED TOUR

With a helicopter to whisk you straight into high alpine terrain, great ski terrain is accessible for a day tour in the Island Alps. Start the day by flying to the top of a run and skiing down. From there a day of touring...

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$680.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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  • Augerpoint 1

    WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

    This course is designed to prepare you for spending a night out in the wilderness with minimal...

    6 SPOTS LEFT
    May 16 - 17, 2020
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    INTRO TO ROCK

    Experience rock climbing in a fun and safe environment. On day one, develop your rock movement skills...

    5 SPOTS LEFT
    May 23 - 24, 2020
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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...

    5 SPOTS LEFT
    Jun 13 - 15, 2020
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Testimonials

Jan was a great instructor and guide! We had an introduction to outdoor climbing and anchor building and he tailored our day of private instruction to exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to climb; in this case, Quadra Island. Coming with no...
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Dana & Grant, Parksville

Personal versus Societal Risk

03-26-2020
As guides we are risk managers. That’s, at least in part, what we do. So we can’t help but look at the current pandemic through this lens. We can look at the statistics and make judgements about the risks to ourselves: What are the chances that I’ll contract the virus? What is the likelihood that it will kill me? From this personal perspective the risks are relatively low for many of...

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