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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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$165.00
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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...

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    Dec 17, 2017 (day trip)
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    Avalanche Skills Intro, Victoria

    Our Victoria-based, one-day course covers all of the in-classroom theory sessions of the Canadian...

    7 SPOTS LEFT
    Nov 25, 2017 (day trip)
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    Women's Weekend

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

    5 SPOTS LEFT
    Jan 6 - 7, 2018
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Testimonials

Thanks for doing this for the general public. I really enjoyed the course and met new friends and learned some amazing things. Niko is an incredible instructor. Thanks so much – you guys are really great.
» Avalanche Skills Training 1 for Sledders - Lodge Based at Brohm Ridge
Chris Larson, Vancouver, 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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