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Learn all the basics of mountaineering on this five-day course, from movement on snow, rock, and ice, to anchoring and belaying in all these mediums, glacier travel, route finding, and much more.

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

Please note that this courses typically runs June–September when conditions are more likely to be optimal for teaching the curriculum effectively.

Included in the price:

Instructor, group technical gear, rock shoes, harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons

Not included in the price:

Transportation, food, clothing, personal clothing and equipment. We offer catering on some of our trips for an extra $60/person/day. Please check with our office to see if your trip has this option.

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As low as:

$825.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
Over the years I have done a number of trips with Jan on Vancouver Island and in the Coast Range. Jan's enthusiasm for mountains is infectious. He is great fun to have adventures with and he has helped me push my limits in a safe way. For our first trip together he guided an all woman's snow and ice school that I had helped to organize. His teaching abilities and interpersonal skills were exemplary. Dr. Erika Kellerhals, Quadra Island, BC.
It really was one of the best courses I've ever taken - it was perfectly structured and well taught. Thanks! It's proven especially useful; I've been planning all kinds of trips all around here! Erik Petereson, Nanaimo, BC.