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MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes to those who know where to go. These low-ratio sessions with ACMG ski guides are available most days. Please get in touch if you would like to secure a specific date. These trips...

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$210.00
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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 understand the formation of avalanches, to recognize...

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$295.00
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AST+ THEORY TO PRACTICE

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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$200.00
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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION

Wilderness Navigation One is single-day, introductory course where participants will learn how to plan safe and efficient wilderness routes using topographic maps and a compass, along with the ability to recognise other useful...

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$195.00
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Upcoming Trips and Courses

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    HELI-ACCESSED TOUR

    With a helicopter to whisk you straight into high alpine terrain, great ski terrain is accessible for...

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    Feb 6, 2021 (day trip)
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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...

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    Feb 6 - 7, 2021
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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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    Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2021
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Important - Please Read

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors.
To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

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Testimonials

Our guide was amazing. He gladly adapted our days to make it enjoyable for everyone. He used his extended experience with ropes to lower us in very steep sections. We all felt very safe under his supervision.
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Michel Pinault, Victoria, BC

IAG COVID-19 Best Practices

05-30-2020
**Island Alpine Guides Covid-19 Risk Management Practices (17 Nov 2020)**   **Context**  This document outlines a series of ‘best practices’ which Island Alpine Guides (IAG) will follow when operating trips and courses while the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is present. The contents of this document are derived predominantly from the advice of the BC Provincial Health Officer...

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