INTRO TO ROCK

Intro%20rock%203

$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Experience rock climbing in a fun and safe environment. On day one, develop your rock movement skills and learn how to belay, rappel, and build simple anchors. On day two, we take it to the next level by building anchors using removable protection and progressing to more advanced movement skills. On completion of this course you will feel comfortable top-rope climbing on your own.

Locations

Courses typically take place at the Comox Lake crags near Cumberland. We also offer this at Nanaimo River, Mt. Wells in Victoria, and the beautiful and newly-developed Quadra Island crags.

The May 29-30 and June 19-20 courses take place at Mount Wells in Victoria.

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.

TRIP INFO

MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

Img 9119 %281%29

$995.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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

TRIP INFO

LEARN TO LEAD TRAD

Learntoleadtrad freya

$580.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

3-DAY ALPINE SKILLS

Crevasse%20rescue

$595.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

The shorter version of our mountain skills training takes advantage of quick access into alpine terrain to give an action-packed long weekend course. On the first day we head straight for the snow to start training in snow climbing, anchors, and belaying. The second day is a full day of training in glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Day three sees us putting it all together using the skills we have learned to complete a mountain journey and perhaps climb a summit.
This course typically takes place either at Mount Cain or Mount Arrowsmith depending on conditions.

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

Please note that this course typically runs during May-June when conditions are more likely to be optimal for teaching the curriculum effectively.

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.

TRIP INFO

CREVASSE RESCUE

Crevasse rescue

$195.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

TANTALUS MOUNTAIN SKILLS

Tantalus%202

$1,290.00 / person

(at 3:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

ROCK REFRESHER

Rock%20refresher

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

The September 5th course listed below is slated to happen in the Nanaimo area.

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.

TRIP INFO

ROCK RESCUE

Rock%20rescue

$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

ONE-DAY ROCK EXPERIENCE

Intro%20rock%203

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

MOUNTAIN IMPROV

Learn to lead 2

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

SNOW SKILLS

Complete%20mountain%20skills%203

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

ROCK DAY VICTORIA

Img 0516

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio) Next Trip: May 16, 2021 (day trip)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

Thoare.augerpoint.july2020 %28270 of 432%29

$595.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio) Next Trip: Jul 2 - 4, 2021
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

Featuring Mount Myra, 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.

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.

TRIP INFO

ALPINE ROCK SKILLS

Rambler%207

$470.00 / person

(at 3:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

We've had many requests for an alpine rock climbing skills course, so here it is! Travelling in the island alps, or any mountain range for that matter, inevitably involves managing rock climbing terrain in the fourth- and low-to-mid fifth-class range. The pitching or end roping techniques that we use at the crags are not appropriate in this terrain as they are too slow and actually increase risk from hazards like rock fall. On this two-day course, we'll cover the short-roping and short-pitching techniques that you need to move efficiently in alpine rock terrain, as well as route-finding skills, transitions from snow and ice to rock, and much more.

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.

TRIP INFO

2-DAY ALPINE SKILLS REFRESHER

Trip placeholder med

$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

Solo Top Rope

Auto assurage 4 installation pour l auto assurage sur une seule corde portant deux bloqueurs 1

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Finding it hard to line up a partner at times and wanting to get out climbing anyway? Top roping solo is a very safe and fun way to get a lot of climbing on your own without a partner. On this course we cover the systems needed top rope solo effectively and safely including anchor construction, soloing devices, managing rope abrasion, back up systems and much more.

TRIP INFO

COMBINED ALPINE SKILLS

Briannorwick iag combined alpine skills

$795.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

LEARN TO LEAD, SPORT

Learn%20to%20lead

$290.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

On this one-day course, we'll cover all the skills and systems you need to lead sport pitches, from anchor building on bolts, to lead belaying, clipping strategies, top-of-climb changeovers and safe rappels. We'll look for the gaps in your knowledge on sport leading and fill them with tons of solid technical systems and good judgement. Our low ratio ensures high-quality, focused instruction with increased leading time.

Locations:
Courses typically take place at the Comox Lake crags near Cumberland. We also offer this at Nanaimo River and Quadra Island.

Our May 22, 2021 course will be held on Quadra.

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.

TRIP INFO

SINGLE-DAY LEARN TO LEAD, TRAD

Learn to lead

$290.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

Img 9119 %281%29

$995.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

ROCK DAY QUADRA ISLAND

Intro%20rock

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

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.

TRIP INFO

GPS NAVIGATION

Trip placeholder med

$195.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
  • STRENUOUSNESS
    •  
    •  
    •  
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    •  
    •  
    •  

Global Positioning Systems are incredible pieces of technology that can greatly enhance your spectrum of options in wilderness navigation. On this one-day course, we'll demystify these devices by teaching you how the map, compass and the GPS unit are related, what UTM, latitude and longitude location are and how to work with each on the GPS, how to mark a waypoint and enter routes, how to travel to waypoints and on routes, how to use the correct map datum settings, and much more.

Please note that we consider it unsafe and unwise to attempt to use a GPS for wilderness navigation if you do not first have a good understanding of "old school" map and compass navigation. Therefore we ask that you have the Wilderness Navigation One or 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.

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.

TRIP INFO