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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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$370.00
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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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NOOTKA TRAIL

Imagine all of the features of the famed West Coast Trail, put them in an even wilder and more remote setting, remove the massive numbers of tourists and you have the Nootka Trail. This remote and beautiful coastal walk takes...

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$1,495.00
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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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$165.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    WILDERNESS SURVIVAL WEEKEND

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

    5 SPOTS LEFT
    Jun 22 - 23, 2019
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    INTRO TO ROCK

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

    2 SPOTS LEFT
    Jul 6 - 7, 2019
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    NOOTKA TRAIL

    Imagine all of the features of the famed West Coast Trail, put them in an even wilder and more remote...

    3 SPOTS LEFT
    Sep 8 - 12, 2019
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Testimonials

The course was first class and I feel much safer and confident in the alpine now thanks to it.
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Chris Istace, Chemainus, 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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