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WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY

Mount Washington offers some fine powder stashes on the shady aspects outside the ski area boundaries. If you've thought about heading out but lacked the skills and experience to head into the uncontrolled backcountry, join one...

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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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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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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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    AST Plus

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

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    Feb 18, 2018 (day trip)
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    Avalanche Skills Intro

    One-day course covering all of the in-classroom theory sessions of the Avalanche Canada Avalanche...

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    Feb 24, 2018 (day trip)
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    Pemberton Pow

    Spend three days with a locally savvy guide as you slay pow in the many stashes that surrounded the...

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    Mar 2 - 4, 2018
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Testimonials

I had a great time at the course. I am sure everybody really enjoyed themselves as well. We're planning to go out next week to practice our skills. With the skills we gained and the little we already had, I feel confident that we can go out and...
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Paul Spencer, Victoria, B.C.

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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