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INTRO TO ROCK

Your outdoor climbing journey starts here!

Over two days, build essential skills to safely top-rope climb on your own. We’ll begin with an introduction to technical systems and expand to movement skills. By the end of the...

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$395.00
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MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

This is a complete mountain skills course with a helicopter to whisk you straight into the alpine classroom. Quick access to a remote alpine environment makes it possible to cover a lot of material in just three days. Learn all...

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$995.00
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SINGLE-DAY LEARN TO LEAD, TRAD

A condensed version of our two-day Learn to Lead, Trad course. Learn to lead safe pitches including placement of protection, planning your ascents, and station management. Even if...

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$335.00
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WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

This course was designed by women for women. Suitable for beginner- to intermediate-level hikers, we will explore an iconic Vancouver Island summit while advancing confidence and competency in backcountry skills. Participants...

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$595.00
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    INTRO TO ROCK

    Your outdoor climbing journey starts here!

    Over two days, build essential skills to safely...

    2 SPOTS LEFT
    Jun 19 - 20, 2021
    TRIP INFO
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    MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

    This is a complete mountain skills course with a helicopter to whisk you straight into the alpine...

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    Jun 25 - 27, 2021
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    WILDERNESS NAVIGATION

    Our Wilderness Navigation course is a one-day introduction to using and understanding topographic maps...

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    Jun 26, 2021 (day trip)
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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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IAG COVID-19 Best Practices

05-30-2020
**Island Alpine Guides Covid-19 Risk Management Practices (Updated May 26, 2021)** The following outlines a series of risk management practices which Island Alpine Guides (IAG) and its clients must follow when participating in 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...

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