ADVANCED WINTER SKILLS
This five-day course caters to the island ski tourer who is looking to gain the skills and knowledge to travel efficiently and safely through our island terrain in the winter. Vancouver Island Mountains are unique in snowpack and topography which require the backcountry traveler to be well versed in route finding, navigation, rope management and avalanche hazard evaluation. This course will cover skills such as avalanche hazard management, rope management including protecting, belaying and lowering, crevasse rescue skills and white-out navigation. This is an advanced-level course and the participant should be familiar with common climbing knots, hold a minimum AST1 certificate and be comfortable traveling for extended days in a backcountry winter environment.
Included in the price:
Guide, group technical gear, transceiver, shovel, probe
Not included in the price:
Transportation, food, clothing, personal 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.
- Advanced Winter Skills (pdf)