INTRO TO ROCK

$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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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 second day, your rope work will be solid, and you’ll be moving more confidently over rock. These fundamental skills can be applied in a multitude of ways. For many, Intro to Rock is a stepping stone towards learning to lead or climb in the mountains.

Please read the pre-trip document for details.

LOCATIONS

Courses will take place at Comox (Cumberland) Lake Crags unless stated otherwise.

  • September 18-19: Nanaimo River

If you're interested in setting up a course at another location, please reach out. We also offer courses at Crest Creek Crags, Naniamo River, Mount Wells (Victoria) and on Quadra Island.

CURRICULUM

  • Equipment overview (selection, use and care)
  • Basic movement skills on rock
  • Rope skills & management for top rope
  • Top rope anchor building using trees and bolts
  • Rappelling from anchors
  • Introduction to removable anchors
  • Coaching, progress evaluation & feedback
  • Practice, practice, practice!

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

$995.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
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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 the basics of mountaineering, from movement on snow, rock, and ice, to anchoring and belaying in all these mediums, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, route finding, and much more.

This courses typically runs June–September when conditions are more likely to be optimal for teaching the curriculum effectively. Please read the pre-trip document for details

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Our Intro to Rock or equivalent training or experience in rope work fundamentals is recommended but not essential.
  • Ability to hike 200-300 m of elevation under a 20 lbs load

DISCLAIMER

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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LEARN TO LEAD TRAD

$670.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
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This two-day course is an excellent entry-point into the world of trad and leading. Under the eye of a qualified instructor, you’ll learn the fundamentals to lead safely and efficiently on rock using removable protection. Instructors will focus on technical systems, and provide detailed feedback for ways to improve before progressing to new material.

Please see the pre-trip document at the bottom of the booking page for important pre-trip details.

LOCATION

Courses typically take place at the Comox Lake crags near Cumberland, unless stated otherwise.

CURRICULUM

  • Rope & station management
  • Selecting & carrying a rack
  • Safe protection placements & strategies
  • Anchor building with protection
  • Safe and efficient lead belaying and climbing

Curriculum covers basics of both sport of trad lead climbing. If you already have some leading experience, you might consider our Single-Day Learn to Lead Trad course.

PRE-REQUISITES

Prior to registering, participants should:

  • Be well-versed in top-roping
  • Generally know what grade they can climb at (without falling)
  • Have completed an Intro to Rock course (or have equivalent experience)

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISCLAIMER

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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3-DAY ALPINE SKILLS

$595.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
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Over an action-packed three days, you’ll learn to manage risk on steep snow slopes and glaciers. If we have time, alpine rock techniques may also be covered. On the last day, we’ll put everything together as we journey to a nearby peak. The skills gained will open up a wide range of possible ascents in the Island alps, allowing you to take your hikes to the next level.

This course typically takes place at Mount Cain in May or June, unless stated otherwise. Please read the pre-trip document linked below for important course details.

This is an abbreviated version on our Mountain Skills Training.

CURRICULUM

  • Snow step and ice axe technique
  • Self arrest
  • Snow anchors
  • Roped glacier travel
  • Crevasse rescue
  • End roping and short roping
  • Route selection
  • And more!

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Intro to Rock or equivalent training/experience in rope work are recommended but not essential
  • Ability to hike up to 500m elevation under a 20 lbs load

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISCLAIMER

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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CREVASSE RESCUE

$195.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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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 refresher. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete mountain skills course and that it only focuses on technical systems for crevasse rescue. If you are new to travel over technical terrain in the mountains, one of our winter or summer mountain skills courses, which includes crevasse rescue amongst many other skills, may be more appropriate.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

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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TANTALUS MOUNTAIN SKILLS

$1,290.00 / person

(at 3:1 ratio)
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If you have training and/or experience in basic mountain skills and are looking to take it to the next level, join us on a three-day course in the spectacular Tantalus Range. A short helicopter trip from Squamish drops us in the amazing Serratus/Dione Col, the site of the ACC Jim Haberl Hut. The hut makes for a comfortable stay while we spend three intensive days learning skills and putting them to use on some of the many challenging objectives near the hut.

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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ROCK REFRESHER

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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This one-day course is perfect for those who have some rock climbing experience and would like to refresh their skills and tighten up their safety systems. It is also well-suited to those who wish to take one of our mountaineering courses but first need to review the fundamentals of rope systems. The emphasis is on technical systems (anchors, belaying, rappelling, etc.) to ensure that when you go out there, you are doing things the right way to make rock climbing as safe as it should be.

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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ROCK RESCUE

$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Imagine yourself belaying a partner on a climb when a mishap befalls them and they are hanging on the other end of the rope with you stuck on belay and unable to do anything. If you do any multi-pitch climbing, whether as a leader or a follower, you could find yourself in this scenario. If having the skills to manage these situations is of interest to you, then our two-day Rock Rescue course is exactly what you need.

On day one, we cover all the basics of improvised self-rescue, from rescue anchors and station-management to blocking and escaping belays. On day two, we move on to raising and lowering systems and, depending on what group experience allow for, we may also deal with more complicated scenarios involving multiple lowers, rappels with victims, passing knots, rope ascending, and other techniques used in multi-pitch rescue.

Take a look at Chek News to see their story on our Rock Rescue courses.

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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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 2

$245.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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Modern smart phones and tablets with their resident Global Positioning capabilities are incredible pieces of technology that can greatly enhance the wilderness navigation experience. On this one-day navigation course, we'll cover how to use GPS to mark points, enter routes, make and follow route plans and much more.

This course will be delivered in two parts, with a 2-hour evening session to review route planning and information sourcing, followed by a day of practical application in the field.

PRE-REQUISITES

  • We recommend that you have Wilderness Navigation 1 or have similar training or experience before taking our GPS course
  • To achieve course objectives participants must be prepared to travel through bush and over rough terrain

Please read the pre-trip information package located at the bottom of the booking page for more details

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

$195.00 / person

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Wilderness Navigation 1 is a one-day introduction to using and understanding topographic maps and compasses. This course provides fundamental skills that anyone who explores outdoors should have. A solid knowledge of the map and compass will not only benefit trip planning and inform GPS navigation, it also remains an essential skill to have to find your way through terrain, particularly if exploring new areas or in poor visibility. Each course will cover the curriculum below, but we will also tailor to each group’s needs and experience level.

We recommend our one-day Wilderness Navigation 2 as a follow-up course. Take both courses at once to receive a 10% discount

CURRICULUM

  • Interpreting features on topographical maps
  • Compass use and features
  • Scale, grid reference and latitude and longitude
  • Relating features on a map to features on the ground
  • Taking bearings in the field and on the map
  • Resectioning to determine location
  • Travelling on bearings through terrain

REQUIREMENTS

  • Participants must be prepared to travel approximately 3-4km, including sections through bush and over rough terrain
  • If there is snow on the ground, it could also include use of snowshoes which participants must provide for themselves

Please read the pre-trip information package located at the bottom of the booking page for more details

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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ONE-DAY ROCK EXPERIENCE

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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A fun-filled day at the Comox Lake crags introducing you to the exciting sport of rock climbing. Learn to move fluidly on the rock as you climb, belay, and rappel (descend). Suitable for all ages and a great day for a family.

Note that the July 31 course will take place at Comox Lake.

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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MOUNTAIN IMPROV

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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A course featuring all kinds of techniques to manage tricky situations in the mountains. Curriculum will include principals of anchor building with an emphasis on improvised anchors using trees, boulders, jammed knots, threads and much else. Rappelling safety including various back-up methods, multiple rappel techniques and rope options. We also look at all your lightweight gear options and things you may want to have on your island-specific "mini rack". Courses take place at either Comox Lake or Crest Creek.

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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SNOW SKILLS

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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This one-day course is a chance to cover a whole bunch of snow climbing fundamentals in a short timeframe, including everything from strategic route selection, step-making, and ice axe use, all the way to end roping, short roping and snow anchors. It is typically held at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

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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ROCK DAY VICTORIA

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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This one-day course is designed for those that have done some climbing (indoors or out) who would like to refresh previously learned skills and acquire new ones. Exact curriculum will be designed by the assembled group, but will typically involve anchor building, outdoor rock movement skills, and backed-up rappelling techniques—and, of course, lots of climbing!

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISCLAIMER

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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ALPINE ROCK SKILLS

$530.00 / person

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Travelling in the Island Alps, or any mountain range for that matter, inevitably involves managing fourth and low-to-mid fifth-class terrain. The slower-paced pitching or end roping techniques that we use at the crags are not appropriate in this terrain as they can increase risk from hazards such as rock fall.

On this two-day course, we'll cover the techniques that you need to move efficiently in alpine rock terrain, while also covering route-finding skills, transitions from snow and ice to rock, and other techniques necessary in these environments.

CURRICULUM

The following skills will be covered, with plenty of time devoted to supervised practice:

  • Short-pitching
  • Short-roping
  • Route finding skills
  • Transitions from snow and ice to rock
  • Improvised anchor building
  • Gear placement

This is an intermediate level course. Please see the pre-trip information package for details.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISCLAIMER

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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2-DAY ALPINE SKILLS REFRESHER

$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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This two-day course is geared towards those looking to refresh their alpine systems and skills. A base camp at Mount Cain will allow for quick access to alpine terrain, and the specific curriculum will depend on the experience level and objectives of the group.

PRE-REQUISITES

To register for this course, we expect you to have previously taken 3-Day Alpine Skills, Mountain Skills Fly-In, Combined Alpine Skills or equivalent courses elsewhere. Please contact us if you are unsure.

CURRICULUM

Each course will be tailored to the needs of the group.

May 27-28 course curriculum will cover:

  • Snow anchors, steep snow travel, glacier travel (minus crevasse rescue)
  • Short-roping/short-pitching for alpine rock
  • Transitions between rock and snow
  • Techniques or considerations for effectively and safely rappelling/bailing off routes

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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SINGLE-DAY LEARN TO LEAD, TRAD

$335.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
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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 you have already begun lead climbing, instruction from our qualified guides will get you leading in a consistent, safe, and confident manner. Our low ratio ensures high quality, focused instruction with increased leading time.

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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QUEER OUTDOOR ROCK

$195.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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In partnership with GOATS (Gayest Climbers of All Time), we're offering our first outdoor rock climbing program. Our aim is to increase outdoor accessibility by creating a more inclusive, safe, outdoor rock and alpine climbing environment for the LGBTQ2+ community.

On this one-day course you’ll learn everything you need to know to climb top rope on your own, including movement skills, belaying and rappelling, anchor building, gear selection and much more. All under the tutelage of supportive, queer ACMG instructors.

LOCATIONS

  • Sep 18th : Victoria

CURRICULUM

  • Equipment overview (selection, use and care)
  • Basic movement skills on rock
  • Rope skills & management for top rope
  • Top rope anchor building using trees and bolts
  • Rappelling from anchors
  • Coaching, progress evaluation & feedback
  • Practice, practice, practice!

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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COMBINED ALPINE SKILLS

$795.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Perfect for the budding mountaineer, this course offers the full mountain meal combo. With a curriculum that covers travel techniques for rock, snow and glacier, participants will gain the basic skills necessary to begin exploring a wide variety of mountain terrain.

From our base camp at Mount Cain Alpine Park, we will take advantage of quick access to stunning alpine terrain and one of the best outdoor classrooms around.

PRE-REQUISITES

To maximize safety and enjoyment, participants should:

  • Have completed Intro to Rock or have equivalent rope-work experience
  • Feel comfortable moving in alpine environments with exposure
  • Be able to travel uphill for up to 500m vertical gain under a 20 lbs load

CURRICULUM

  • Snow climbing
  • Snow anchors
  • Glacier travel
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Rock anchors
  • Short-roping and short-pitching techniques for alpine rock
  • Route-finding skills
  • Transitions from snow to rock
  • Plus +

Please read the pre-trip information package located at the bottom of the booking page for details

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

$595.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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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 will hone their ability to plan, prepare and pursue future adventures ranging from alpine day trips to multi-week expeditions.

This trip will run over 3 days and 2 nights. A 90-minute virtual pre-trip planning meeting will be scheduled prior to the start of the course. Location will be determined based on mountain conditions at the time of the course.

PRE-REQUISITES

This course is suitable for beginners and intermediates. To safely partake, you should be comfortable travelling uphill, covering up to 700 metres of vertical gain while carrying a load of approximately 30 lbs.

CURRICULUM

  • Trip planning
  • Camp craft
  • Navigation and route finding
  • Leave no Trace
  • Backcountry hygiene and safety
  • Wildlife
  • Trail etiquette and techniques

Please see the pre-trip information package for details.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

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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LEARN TO LEAD SPORT

$335.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
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This one-day, low-ratio course is an excellent entry-point into the world of sport leading. Under the eye of a qualified instructor, you'll learn the fundamentals to lead safely and efficiently on rock using bolts for protection. Instructors will focus on technical systems and considerations and provide detailed feedback along the way.

Please read the pre-trip information document for details.

LOCATIONS

Courses are held at the Comox Lake crags unless stated otherwise.

  • May 22, 2021 course will be held on Quadra

CURRICULUM

  • Anchor building
  • Rope and station management
  • Various station belay methods
  • Safe and efficient lead belaying & climbing
  • Switching over from climbing to rappelling
  • And more!

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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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WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

$995.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
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A special women-only version of our most popular summer course. This is a complete mountain skills course with a helicopter to whisk you straight into the alpine classroom, making it possible to cover a whole bunch of material in just three days. Learn all the basics of mountaineering from movement on snow, rock, and ice, to anchoring and belaying in all these mediums, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, route finding, and much more.

Our Intro to Rock or equivalent training or experience in rope work fundamentals is recommended but not essential.

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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ROCK DAY QUADRA ISLAND

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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This one-day course is designed for those that have done some climbing (indoors or out) who would like to refresh previously learned skills and acquire new ones. Exact curriculum will be designed by the assembled group, but will typically involve anchor building, outdoor rock movement skills, and backed-up rappelling techniques—and, of course, lots of climbing!

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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