If you've always wanted to be able to do some of the wonderful mountain hiking traverses that we have here on the island but could use a little help with the skills required, this course is for you. From planning food and equipment, packing and route planning to navigation, group management and camp skills, this course will give teach you a host of important skills for backpacking in the mountains.
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:
Guide/Instructor, group technical gear.
Not included in the price:
Food, transport or personal clothing and equipment. Tents, backpacks, tents and mattresses are available for rent.