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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

Our Avalanche Skills Training One for Sledders features a customized curriculum taught by a sledder who is also a fully qualified avalanche forecaster.

This entry-level course is designed for individuals with little to no...

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$350.00
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    AST PLUS

    For many people, taking the step from avalanche skills training to actually getting out touring in the...

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    Feb 23, 2019 (day trip)
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    BACKCOUNTRY TOUR | MOUNT WASHINGTON

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

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    Mar 8, 2019 (day trip)
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An excellent introduction to moving efficiently in the alpine, focusing on practical skills and decision making. For those looking to move from hiking/scrambling/sport climbing to mountaineering, this is the course. Lyle, our guide, was a wealth...
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Don St-Hilaire, Courtenay, 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: mountaineering...

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