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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 MOUNT 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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$285.00
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SNOW SKILLS

This one-day course is a chance to cover a whole bunch of snow climbing fundamentals in a short timeframe, including everything from strategic route selection, step-making, and ice axe use, all the way to end roping, short...

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$140.00
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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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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    Mount Washington Backcountry

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

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    Dec 23, 2017 (day trip)
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    Women's Weekend

    This winter, we've partnered up with Section 8 Snowsports Institute to...

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    Jan 6 - 7, 2018
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    AST1 Mount Washington

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

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    Jan 27 - 28, 2018
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Testimonials

The course and instruction[with Niko]was awesome. Very entertaining, kept us in it the whole time. what a wicked venue as well! My sons are so over the top that we did this as a family. It will have a long lasting effect in many ways.
» Avalanche Skills Training 1 for Sledders - Lodge Based at Brohm Ridge
Hennessey Family, Whistler, 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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