Based in the Comox Valley on the edge of Strathcona Provincial Park, we are Vancouver Island's most experienced mountain professionals, and your ticket to exploring the spectacular alpine and coastal areas on the island and BC's Coast Ranges. We are the only mountain school and guide service on the island with ACMG certified guides. Our goal is to provide you with awesome experiences where you learn valuable skills and have fun along the way. Your safety is always our top priority.
The company was founded in 2006 by managing director and guide Jan Neuspiel, though Jan's guiding and teaching career has spanned more than 30 years and about as many mountain ranges. Much of this time he has spent working and living in the Himalaya guiding climbing and trekking in Nepal and running a helicopter skiing operation in India. Jan has climbed and skied in BC's Coast Range, the Rockies, the interior ranges, all over the mountainous west of the USA, Europe, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, the Himalayas and of course, in Vancouver Island's mountains.
Jan, along with an exceptional team of guides and instructors (who you can read more about here), bring their years of experience and dedicated professionalism with a sense of fun to their work. Our vast backyard offers breathtaking scenery and many challenging and rewarding adventures, and we can’t wait to share them with you.