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.

Included in the price:

  • 1 day of instruction with an ACMG guide
  • Group technical gear

Not included in the price:

  • Transport to and from meeting point
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment

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As low as:

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
We had a wonderful day and came away with some great tools in the tool box. Jan was a wonderful instructor sharing his knowledge, patience and good humour. Now to put things into practice and conquer the fear! Laura King, Campbell River, BC
This was such an awesome day. I went in looking to get an additional skill set to assist in backcountry hiking, specifically alpine hiking, where my fear of heights usually causes me to back away (literally and figuratively!) from a lot of experiences. The fact that I was able to end the course rappelling over the crag was huge, and this was entirely due to the teaching ability and patience of Jan and his calm instruction, and the supportive group of people I was with. Wendy Langelo, Crofton, BC
Had a great time and learned a ton on yesterday's Mountain Improv course with Ken Wylie. A great "next level" in skills for those who travel and lead others in the mountains. As always, IAG exceeded my expectations. Bil Derby, Nanaimo, BC