MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

$1,150.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio)
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Gain access by helicopter to remote alpine terrain and the best outdoor classroom around. Atmospheric views and a quick approach to snow, rock, and ice all summer long make this three-day course one of our most popular offerings. The skills learned on this course will allow you to safely tackle glaciated and snow-covered peaks and traverses on the island.

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WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN SKILLS FLY-IN

$995.00 / person

(at 5:1 ratio) Next Trip: Aug 20 - 22, 2022
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Gain access by helicopter to remote alpine terrain and the best outdoor classroom around on this special mountain skills course for women. Atmospheric views and a quick approach to snow, rock, and ice all summer long make this three-day course one of our most popular offerings. The skills learned on this course will allow you to safely tackle glaciated and snow-covered peaks and traverses.

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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.

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COMBINED ALPINE SKILLS

$795.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Perfect for the budding mountaineer! Over four days, participants will gain the basic skills necessary to begin exploring a wide variety of mountain terrain. This course offers a time-efficient combination of our 3-Day Alpine Skills and Alpine Rock Skills courses, with a curriculum that covers techniques for both travel on rock, as well as snow and glacier.

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ALPINE ROCK SKILLS

$530.00 / person

(at 3:1 ratio)
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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. 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.

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CREVASSE RESCUE

$195.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
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Dial in your technical systems for glacier travel and crevasse rescue with a day of focused training. This one-day course can accommodate different experience levels, acting as both an introduction or refresher.

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TANTALUS MOUNTAIN SKILLS

$1,290.00 / person

(at 3:1 ratio)
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Join us for three intensive days of learning and practice. Set against a spectacular backdrop of the Tantalus Range, we’ll use a helicopter to swiftly access the area and enjoy the comfort of the Jim Haberl Hut as our base. Each day, we’ll enjoy short approaches to some of the finest alpine climbing in the southern coast range.
This intermediate course is perfect for those with basic mountaineering experience looking to take their skills to the next level.

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MOUNTAIN IMPROV

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Moving through the mountains inevitably requires us to think on our feet and expect the unexpected. On this one-day course, we will cover the techniques and considerations to manage tricky bits of technical terrain so often found even on “hiking” trips in the island alps. This course is well suited to those people who have done some mountain travel and have found themselves in terrain where a quick anchor or a rappel might be needed to get through the terrain.

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SNOW SKILLS

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Climbing steep snow is an essential mountaineering skill for many of the involved peaks and hiking traverses in the Island Alps. On this course, learn snow climbing fundamentals to prepare for travel on steep snow where there is a need to manage a slip and fall risk. Minimal approach times to training areas help us maximize your time, providing opportunities for repeated scenarios under the expert eye of an ACMG Guide. This one-day course is great for anyone who likes to learn in bite-sized segments, or those with time constraints. We can accommodate different experience levels and deliver this as both an introduction and/or refresher.

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