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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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$895.00
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AST1 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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$270.00
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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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$550.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    ONE-DAY ROCK EXPERIENCE

    A fun-filled day at the Comox Lake crags introducing you to the exciting sport of rock climbing. Learn...

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    May 9, 2019 (day trip)
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    3-DAY ALPINE SKILLS

    The shorter version of our mountain skills training...

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    May 10 - 12, 2019
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    WOMENS MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

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

    5 SPOTS LEFT
    Jun 7 - 9, 2019
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Testimonials

I had a blast learning these important mountain skills. I can't wait to get back out again.
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Matthew Lettington, Nanaimo, 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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