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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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$370.00
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HELI-ACCESSED TOUR

With a helicopter to whisk you straight into high alpine terrain, great ski terrain is accessible for a day tour in the Island Alps. Start the day by flying to the top of a run and skiing down. From there a day of touring...

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$650.00
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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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$185.00
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VI HUT-BASED TOURING

There are obvious advantages of ski touring from roofed accommodation (think warm, dry space to hang out in, not having to carry heavy packs full of camping gear—you get the picture). We were pleased to pioneer guided hut-based...

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$370.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    AST1 WASHINGTON

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

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    Dec 7 - 8, 2019
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    WOMEN'S WEEKEND | CAIN

    Join us for a fun-filled, supportive and educational weekend at Mount Cain. Three nights' slopeside...

    6 SPOTS LEFT
    Jan 3 - 4, 2020
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  • Crevasse rescue

    CREVASSE RESCUE

    Get ready for glacier travel in summer or winter with a focused day of crevasse rescue training. We...

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    Jan 11, 2020 (day trip)
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Over the years I have done a number of trips with Jan on Vancouver Island and in the Coast Range. Jan's enthusiasm for mountains is infectious. He is great fun to have adventures with and he has helped me push my limits in a safe way. For our...
Dr. Erika Kellerhals, Quadra Island, BC.

Risk & responsibility

10-02-2019
At the start of every one of our courses and trips the IAG guide presents participants with a waiver. For many this may seem like an inconvenience that's getting in the way of getting going with what they really came for: climbing, skiing, adventure! But to us that waiver is much more than some paperwork to get out of the way. That waiver is actually the culmination of a longer process of...

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