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INTRO TO ROCK

Experience rock climbing in a fun and safe environment. On day-one, develop your movement skills on rock, belaying, rappelling, and simple anchor building. On day-two, we take it to the next level with the building of complex...

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$330.00
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COMOX GLACIER HIKE

For many who have gazed up from sea level to the Comox Glacier, the lure of standing on top is irresistible. Join our guides on a three-day hike to the summit. The views looking down from the top back to sea level are...

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$445.00
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MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

This course is identical to our Complete Mountain Skills course, but with a helicopter to whisk you straight into the alpine classroom, it becomes possible to cover the same...

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$795.00
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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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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    Heli Hiking

    With a helicopter giving quick and easy access to the world above tree line, a spectacular alpine hike...

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    Aug 19, 2017 (day trip)
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    Tantalus Ascents

    Join us for some superb climbing on big glaciers and clean granite in the spectacular Tantalus Range....

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    Sep 2 - 4, 2017
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    Mountain Skills Fly-In

    This course is identical to our [Complete Mountain Skills]...

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    Aug 26 - 28, 2017
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Testimonials

Thanks for teaching us the ropes last weekend. You are helping to bring my mountaineering dreams into reach. You rock!
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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:...

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