WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS
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.
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.
- Trip planning
- Camp craft
- Navigation and route finding
- Leave no Trace
- Backcountry hygiene and safety
- 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.
Included in the price:
- An evening of virtual instruction
- 3-days of instruction with a qualified guide
Not included in the price:
Cook Kit $40.00
Includes a camp stove, fuel and a pot.
Camp Kit $45.00
Includes a 3-season tent and a sleeping mat.
- Jul 2 - 4, 20211 spot available.$595.00 Book Trip
- Jul 23 - 25, 20216 spots available.$595.00 Book Trip
- Aug 27 - 29, 20211 spot available.$595.00 Book Trip