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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 an introduction to these skills or as a...

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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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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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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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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    Avalanche Skills Intro, Victoria

    Starting this season, we are happy to announce another option for getting your avalanche skills...

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    Dec 10, 2016 (day trip)
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    AST1 Mt. Cain

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

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    Jan 21 - 22, 2017
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    Washington Backcountry

    Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries....

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    Dec 17, 2016 (day trip)
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Testimonials

Thanks so much for a great weekend. I learned a lot and feel very confident and look forward to climbing again soon. Taking the course was a great idea. I found it challenging but not to the point where I ever felt uncomfortable. All the basics...
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Renee Blouin, Quadra Island, BC.

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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