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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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    AST2 CAIN

    The Avalanche Skills Training Two is an advanced avalanche course which takes a closer look at how...

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    Dec 28 - 31, 2018
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    YOUTH AST1 MOUNT WASHINGTON

    _Youths are welcome on all of our AST courses, though this is a special one just for participants aged...

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    Jan 18 - 19, 2019
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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...

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    Feb 16 - 17, 2019
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Testimonials

Jan was a great instructor and guide! We had an introduction to outdoor climbing & anchor building and he tailored our day of private instruction to exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to climb; In this case, Quadra Island. Coming with no...
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Dana & Grant, Parksville

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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