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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 both an introduction to these skills or as a...

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$140.00
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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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INTRO WINTER TRAVEL

Looking to get into the mountains this winter? This two-day backcountry tour with one night of winter camping will get you started with the basics of gear choice, trip planning, winter camping, movement through mountain terrain...

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$330.00
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AST1 FOR SLEDDERS

If you want to slay pow in avalanche terrain this is your ticket for entry. Our Avalanche Skills Training One for Sledders features a curriculum customized for snowmobilers and is taught by a sledder who is also a fully...

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$350.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    AVALANCHE SKILLS INTRO, VICTORIA

    Our Victoria-based, one-day course covers the in-classroom theory session of the Avalanche Canada AST1...

    15 SPOTS LEFT
    Nov 25, 2018 (day trip)
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    BACKCOUNTRY TOUR | MOUNT WASHINGTON

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

    4 SPOTS LEFT
    Dec 30, 2018 (day trip)
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    WOMEN'S WEEKEND | CAIN

    Join us for a fun-filled, supportive and educational weekend at Mount Cain. Spend two full days skiing...

    6 SPOTS LEFT
    Jan 5 - 6, 2019
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Testimonials

Fran and I both loved our time spent in the Tantalus. Although the trip is not cheap, we think it is well worth the money. The helicopter flight to the Jim Haberl hut is unforgettable and you quickly appreciate how useful it is to land on the snow...
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Anthony Dearden, Vancouver, 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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