Intro Rock Climbing Course

This squamish rock climbing course, intro to rock climbing course is for the first time rock climber or the experienced gym climber that wants to learn the skills to climb outdoors. Learn the skills to get into outdoor rock climbing from the Vancouver climbing gyms. Push your limits rock climbing in Squamish, high on the Chief. Climb Vancouver coastal ranges of BC. Altus Mountain Guides will help turn your Rock Climbing, fantasies into reality. Sport Climbing is the skill you need to take your indoor gym climbing or outdoor top rope climbing to the next level. Learning how to sport climb safely will open up rock climbing destinations all over and is the perfect stepping stone to traditional climbing and multi-pitch climbing.

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Top Rope Anchors + Outdoor Intro Course – 2 day

Top Rope Anchors + Outdoor Climbing Intro The First Step to Becoming the Next Alex Honnold This top rope anchors + Outdoor intro course is the complete step to star rock climbing outdoors. Take the critical learning to arm yourself with the skill to set up top rope anchors and climb on bolt or naturally…

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Sport Climbing Course

Sport Climbing is the skill you need to take your indoor gym climbing or outdoor top rope climbing to the next level. Learning how to sport climb will allow you climb at a greater variety of destinations and is the perfect stepping stone to trad climbing and multipitch climbing.

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Traditional Climbing Course

Our 1 day traditional Climbing Course Squamish is designed to create a solid/safe leader proficient and all types of gear placements, natural anchors and lead strategies. Learning to lead on traditional gear is the most pivotal point in your climbing career. The ability to lead safely and confidently on gear will open up thousands of climbing possibilities all over the world. At the same time this craft can be the most difficult and serious style of climbing.

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Traditional Climbing Course – 2 day

Traditional Climbing Course – 2 day Skills to Use All That Really Cool Looking Gear at MEC! This 2 day Traditional Climbing course covers everyting you need to know to be confident and proficient at traditional protected rock climbing. Learn and practice gear placement, gear anchors, and leading strategies. Day 1 is spent focusing on…

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Multi-Pitch Climbing Course

Come learn from the local masters the art of efficient multipitch climbing. This course will focus on all the technical components to multipitch climbing: multidirectional anchors, autoblock belays and proper equipment selection. Also, we help you develop efficiency and lead strategies because these soft skills make the difference between topping out in style or enduring an epic.

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Rock Climbing Shoes

Rock Climbing Shoes Neutral positions rock climbing shoes, great for single or multi-pitch climbing. Sizes: 6 – 13 Book This Product Daily rate $10 / day Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $1.20 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Rock / Mountaineering Helmet

Rock / Mountaineering Helmet Weight: 285g Injected foam helmet with rugged plastic exterior, perfect for rock climbing or mountaineering outings. Sizes: S/M, M/L Book This Product Daily rate $5 / night Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $.60 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Mountaineering Boots – Piolet GV

Mountaineering Boots – Piolet GV Weight: 860g Lightweight mountaineering boot for summer climbing Vibram sole Crampon compatible Sizes: 8.5, 9, 9.5 Book This Product Daily rate $35 / night Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $4.20 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Rock/Mountaineering Harness

Rock / Mountaineering Harness Weight: 395g Fully adjustable lightweight harness for rock climbing or mountaineering. Sizes: S, M, L Book This Product Daily rate $10 / day Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $1.20 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Mountaineering Axe – 59cm

Mountaineering Axe – 59 cm Weight: 380g Classic lightweight mountaineering axe. Book This Product Daily rate $15 / day Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $1.80 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Strap on Crampons – 10 point

Strap on Crampons – 10 point Weight: 808g Classic mountaineering crampon that is suitable for both crampon compatible boots or hiking boots.  Use for general mountaineering and snow climbing. Not suitable for ice climbing. Book This Product Nightly rate $35 / day Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $4.20 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Mountaineering Boots – Freney Mid

Mountaineering Boots – Freney Mid Weight: 610g Lightweight mountaineering boot for summer climbing Vibram sole Crampon compatible Sizes: 8.5, 9, 9.5 Book This Product Nightly rate $35 / night Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $3.00 Cancel anytime for a full refund

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Overnight Backpack – 50L

Overnight Backpack – 50L Weight: 1250g Classic lightweight backpacking pack. Simple design with load-bearing hip belt and removable lid.  50L capacity coming in 2 different sizes S/M and M/L 50L size Ice axe carrier Removable lid Book This Product Nightly rate $35 / night Book Now Add-Ons Flexible Cancelation Pricing $4.20 Cancel anytime for a…

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Inflatable sleeping pad

Inflatable sleeping pad Weight: 690g A 4 season inflatable sleeping pad for those who want to keep a mix of lightweight, warm, and comfort. Polyester. Non-slip surface to keep from sliding around in your tent. An oversized valve makes inflation and deflation easy. Includes stuff sack and repair kit. Book This Product Nightly rate $10…

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Jet Boil Stove – Mini Mo

Jet Boil Stove – Mini Mo Weight: 14.6 oz / 415 g Perfect for the modern backpacker, this cooking system combines Jetboil’s tried-and-true efficiency and versatility with a tigher, convient package. This stove reaches a rolling boil in just over two minutes with half the fuel consumption of traditional systems. Forgot your lighter, no worries,…

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Neo 3 tent – 3 person

Neo 3 tent – 3 person Forget the ‘gram, it’s so much better in-person. Whether you’re after your first tent or looking to upgrade, the Ohm is a great option for any adventure. Wake up to awe-inspiring views from your backcountry bedroom, thanks to the enormous panorama door that frames surroundings like a camera lens.…

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Neo 2 Tent – 2 person

Neo 2 tent – 2 person Forget the ‘gram, it’s so much better in-person. Whether you’re after your first tent or looking to upgrade, the Ohm is a great option for any adventure. Wake up to awe-inspiring views from your backcountry bedroom, thanks to the enormous panorama door that frames surroundings like a camera lens.…

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Tantalus Traverse

        Tantalus Traverse The unforgettable sea to skyline traverse The Tantalus traverse is the iconic skyline of the sea to sky area. This 2 days traverse travels over steep granite rock, and wild glaciers all with stunning views of the sea to sky valley and out to the Georgia straight. To keep…

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Backcountry Base Camp

Backcountry Base Camp Remote, Wild, Epic Imagine a remote backcountry ski destination just for you and your friends… As we seem to yearn for more and more remoteness from the ski resort’s maddening crowds, we get to explore more new areas to serve as our backcountry playgrounds.  We will be setting up camp in a…

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AST 1

AST 1 Your First Step to Accessing the Backcountry The AST 1 – Avalanche Skills Training course is the long-established standard in introductory avalanche education. This course is designed to bring resort skiers into the backcountry with the foundational skills to understand avalanche formations and proper backcountry travel.  Also, this course will give students the…

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Alpha Mountain – NW ridge

Another Tantalus range classic is the NW ridge of Alpha Mountain. Often overlooked as the East and West face routes of the mountain get most of the attention. This route is much longer, more challenging and involved than the 2 more popular routes. With climbing never harder than low fifth, this route is packed with challenging route finding, interesting descent, and difficult anchors. A worthy challenge for budding new alpinists.

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Tantalus – Descent Beta

Climbing Mount Tantalus seems to more and more underestimate these days. Although the climbing is never too tough the route-finding both going up and down can be mind-boggling. Particularly if you are coming in blind doing the Traverse.

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Intro to Multi-day Backpacking Course

This long weekend mountaineering course initiates you in to the world of Mountaineering through a development of climbing skill sets. We start with the basics at out local cliffs and progress through the weekend to attempt a high alpine summit. For the neophyte, there’s safety in numbers so this course runs at a 6:1 student to instructor ratio.

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Intro to Wilderness Hiking Course

This long weekend mountaineering course initiates you in to the world of Mountaineering through a development of climbing skill sets. We start with the basics at out local cliffs and progress through the weekend to attempt a high alpine summit. For the neophyte, there’s safety in numbers so this course runs at a 6:1 student to instructor ratio.

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Online/Outdoor – Rock Rescue Course

Rock Rescue Course Online / Offline Version Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, we have adjusted our delivery of Rock and Mountain courses to reduce the chance of gear and individuals’ physical contact. As well as limiting any groups of individuals outside of the pre-establish circles.   We are excited to offer all the…

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Online/Outdoor – Multi-Pitch Climbing Course

Come learn from the local masters the art of efficient multipitch climbing. This course will focus on all the technical components to multipitch climbing: multidirectional anchors, autoblock belays and proper equipment selection. Also, we help you develop efficiency and lead strategies because these soft skills make the difference between topping out in style or enduring an epic.

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Online/Outdoor – Traditional Climbing Course

Traditional Climbing Course Online / Offline Version Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic we have adjusted our delivery of Rock and Mountain courses to reduce the chance of physical contact of gear and individuals. As well as limiting any groups of individuals outside of the pre-establish circles.   We are excited to offer all…

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Online/Outdoor – Intro Rock Climbing Course

This squamish rock climbing course, intro to rock climbing course is for the first time rock climber or the experienced gym climber that wants to learn the skills to climb outdoors. Learn the skills to get into outdoor rock climbing from the Vancouver climbing gyms. Push your limits rock climbing in Squamish, high on the Chief. Climb Vancouver coastal ranges of BC. Altus Mountain Guides will help turn your Rock Climbing, fantasies into reality. Sport Climbing is the skill you need to take your indoor gym climbing or outdoor top rope climbing to the next level. Learning how to sport climb safely will open up rock climbing destinations all over and is the perfect stepping stone to traditional climbing and multi-pitch climbing.

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Revelstoke Backcountry

Revelstoke Backcountry Powder from the Selkirks to the Monashees Four days of backcountry skiing based out of Revelstoke BC. With a maximum group size of 6, we will check out the local backcountry goods between Roger Pass and the Monashees. Accommodation, Transportation, Guiding (Ross Berg), and All Meals (chef on hand) are included. You just…

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Before You Leave the Car

Before You Leave the Car – Backcountry Tips Skins, Skis, Stoke There are aspects of trip planning that are equivocal to paying for insurance; you won’t recognize the benefits until shit hits the fan, and at that point you’ll be your own best friend. Last year, on a trip up the icefields parkway, my partner…

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AST1+ | Next Steps

AST1+ | Next Steps Get it going. So you’ve taken your first steps into the backcountry. You’ve mastered your Avaluator decision-making, studied the bulletins, stocked up on maps, figured out the gear, brushed up on your snow science lingo…. And now what? While getting out there seems like the obvious answer, it isn’t always as…

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Five Winter Camping Hacks

5 Winter Camping Hacks Get a hotel – Kidding. Winter camping certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking to get after it into higher and wilder terrain, chances are you’ll be settling into a winter camp somewhere along your next line. While we can’t emphasize the importance of pre-trip planning and research enough (#knowbeforeyougo!)…

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5 tips to get into backcountry ski touring

5 tips to get into backcountry ski touring Get out there. Training and Mentorship Start a conversation with someone that has the experience to get an idea if touring is in your realm of possibilities in the backcountry and get the scoop on the challenges that come with it.  Experienced friends can be helpful in…

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Pemberton Backcountry Tours

Pemberton Backcountry Tours Short drive for big peaks Simple; choose a date, join a group! Transportation is included (Whistler village to Ski Area) Just north of Whistler lies the Duffey lake area, a roadside ski touring mecca with the biggest peaks in the Whistler area. From big alpine lines like Matier West Face, Slalok North…

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Scrambling Skills Course

Scrambling Skills Course Open the door to a world of mountain adventures Exploring the mountains, beyond the established trails takes skills, practice, and a serious approach.  This scrambling skills course is designed to help you take your hiking trips to the mountain tops. Taught by experienced ACMG guides who have spent their careers scaling technical…

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Navigation Skills for Runners

Multi-pitch climbing course Open the door to a world of rock adventures Learn the alpine running essentials with a gang of like-minded foot-powered fanatics!  We’ll give you the rundown on gear, trip planning, route finding, and safe ascending and descending techniques. Single-pitch climbing /  Multi-pitch climbing / Alpine rock /DGroups, Schools, Corporate Trip Add-Ons / Dates & Prices…

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Climbing Skills for Runners

Climbing Skills for Runners When the “trail” gets a bit too steep Arm yourself to tackle anything the mountain trails can serve you.  Learn how to read steep rock and how to safely climb vertical terrain.  This clinic will cover vertical rock safety, how to set up a top rope, belaying, rappelling, and climbing techniques. …

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Sky Pilot Climb – West Ridge (May 26, 2019)

Sky Pilot Climb – West Ridge (May 26, 2019) May 26, 2019 Climbed the West Ridge of Sky Pilot today in great conditions. Trail The trail in is snow free to the end of the old FSR. Where the road ends and the single track weaves up the forest we chose to kick up the…

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Top 5 Beginner Trad Climbs in Squamish

Top 5 Beginner Trad Climbs in Squamish Get it going. Are you just discovering traditional climbing? Is your idea of fun plugging in your own protection whilst ascending granite splitter perfection?  Do you dream of being able to do find classic trad climbs all within a short stroll from your car?  Well then we’ve put…

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Half Day Rock Climbing Experience

Half Day Rock Experience Word Class Rock Climbing Imagine showing up in Squamish for a half-day of rock climbing with your friends where you never need any gear and have all the routes ready to go for you to try out.  Join our professional ACMG guides on the immaculate granite of Squamish and let them…

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Squamish Rock Weekend

Squamish Rock Weekend Word Class Rock Climbing Tick off a weekend on the world-class Squamish Rock.  This option is available to weekend warriors seeking more time on the rock than just a single day. We have designed this weekend to be the ultimate value for a Squamish rock climbing experience.  Come spend the weekend exploring…

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Intro Mountaineering Course

This long weekend mountaineering course initiates you in to the world of Mountaineering through a development of climbing skill sets. We start with the basics at out local cliffs and progress through the weekend to attempt a high alpine summit. For the neophyte, there’s safety in numbers so this course runs at a 6:1 student to instructor ratio.

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Glacier Travel + Crevasse Rescue

Learn the necessary skill for glacier travel and crevasse rescue course. We will cover glacier dynamics, glacier assessment, risk factors, glacier travel and companion rescue (crevasse extraction)

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Advanced Mountaineering Course

Advanced Mountaineering Course Next Level Mountain Climbing Skills Whether you’re looking to summit the local volcanoes of Mount Garibaldi and Mount Baker, or the alpine rock splitters in the Bugaboos – all climbers need the skills to safely travel through these varied landscapes. This course offers the fundamental skills for any aspiring mountaineer. Before jumping…

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18/19 Ski Season Day 1

18/19 Ski Season – Day 1 November 16, 2018 With unusually dry and warm weather on the coast, ski season is a bit delayed. It took some driving and some walking, but we found winter hiding up high in the coast range…in a narrow band above 1700/1800m. Despite the slim snow depth, the skiing was…

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Run Skoki Lodge – Banff National Park

Run Skoki Lodge – Banff National Park Hut Based Running in the Heart of Banff National Park Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park needs no introduction. Towering rock walls, massive mountains, and quiet lakes make trail running a runner’s dream in the Lake Louise area. We will fastpack our way…

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How to backcountry ski

Its no secret, the ski resorts are busy. The lift lines are long, the chairlift is cold and the fresh tracks don’t last as long as they used to. I will let you in on a secret, the ski resorts comprise of less than 0.01% percent of mountains to ski on, and that just around…

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Run Chamonix

Alpine Running Chamonix The Alpine Running Epicenter Chamonix, France is the home of lush green valleys, forested single track, alpine ridges and rumbling glaciers in all corners. Join Ross Berg IFMGA mountain on his 11th summer running and climbing around this valley and its nearby gems. Enjoy a mix of alpine rips, glacier excursions, and buffed…

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Hurley Mountain Lodge

Hurley Mountain Lodge Snowcat Accessed Ski Touring in the Hurley Pass Just north of Whistler, BC, where the Coast range transitions into the Chilcotin mountains, lies the Hurley Pass area. The area is known amongst locals as some of the best snowmobile accessed terrain. It’s a go-to area for pro skiers to film the lines…

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Run the Dolomites – Alta Via 2

Trail Running the Dolomites – Alta Via 2 Hut to Hut in the Italian Alpine “Each mountain is like a piece of art”  Reinhold Messner The Dolomites, a jewel of the European Alps and UNESCO world heritage site, also serve as an alpine running mecca for those brave enough to get off the beaten path. …

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Spearhead Traverse

The Spearhead Traverse is the proper way to ski Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb! Leave from the summit of the Blackcomb Ski Resort, and make your way over high mountain passes and wild glaciers over the course of 2 or 3 days. Absorb the expansive views and great alpine ski descents every day on this high alpine adventure. Finally, arrive back at the Whistler Ski Resort to cruise back home.

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Spearhead Hut Overnight

Spearhead Hut Overnight Backcountry Hut Based Touring in Whistler Whistler Backcountry from a brand new, state of the art hut.  Easy. We are excited to welcome the Kees and Claire Hut to the Whistler Backcountry Community. A 38 person backcountry hut poised at 1950m on the border of excellent tree skiing and big alpine prizes…

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Run Patagonia – Torres Del Paine

Run Patagonia – You might consider THIS adventure to be THE trip of a lifetime. If you have always wanted to explore one of Patagonia’s finest gems on your own two feet, than come along with us for the inaugural fast-pack of the Torres del Paines circuit! Together, we will complete both the O and the W routes in Patagonia’s iconic National Park.

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Private Rock Climbing Instruction

Private rock climbing instruction

Private Rock Climbing Instruction The Fast Track to Learning All the Rock Climbing Skills You Need. A day of private rock climbing instruction is arguably the best way to accelerate your rock climbing skill and confidence.  Spend either a full or half-day with a highly trained and experienced rock climbing guide to cover whatever you feel…

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Rock Rescue Course

Rock Rescue Crucial Skills to get Yourself out of a Pickle! Rock Rescue skills are essential for any rock climber who ventures into multi-pitch terrain! High angle rock rescue skills are the focus of this intensive single-day course. Learn the skills to help yourself, your partner, or an adjacent party halfway up a multi-pitch route.…

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Rock Evolution Course

Rock Evolution All the Need to Know Rock Skills in One Tight Package Everything you need to know to confidently tackle a wide range of climbing objectives all over the world.  Our Rock Evolution course is designed to take a new climber with limited to no outdoor experience through the evolution of rock climbing: top…

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Challenge the Chief

Think you have the muscle to climb the Squamish chief? Prove it! Two days we will train you the skills of rock climbing and attempt to summit the Squamish Chief by the main face climbing route – Squamish Buttress. If you are successful you will be entered into the draw for a crack at an alpine summit attempt, climbing gear to get you started on your own personal climbing journey and $250 to spend with us on any further course.

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Squamish Splitter Camp

The Squamish Splitter Camp is a two day turbo boosted tour of crack climbing in one of the world’s great sites: Squamish. Join our expert guides and pro athletes for a high end look into crack technique from thin to offwidth, protection strategies and advanced tips for succeeding on your project or just upping your game. We will visit crags that are off the beaten path and get into some obscure classics guaranteed to challenge any climber regardless of their abilities. The concept of this Camp is to make you a better all around crack master.

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Run Chilcotins

Run Chilcotins Hut to Hut Alpine Running Experience the Southern Chilcotin range by foot. Remote and spectacular, this is a secret destination in BC. This adventure is a great introduction to the world of fastpacking. All meals and accommodations in backcountry rustic camps are provided.  The days will be long, and we will tackle some…

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Run the Dolomites

Run Patagonia The proper way to ski Whistler – Blackcomb Explore one of Patagonia’s finest gems as we circumnavigate the Torres del Paines circuit in true fastpack style. More info on this trip of a lifetime coming soon.   The Skiing / The Terrain / What’s Included / Trip Add-Ons / Dates & Prices The Goods Length: 3 days…

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Navigation Skills

Summer Navigation Skills Where are you going? Everything you need to know to be confidently tackling a wide range of climbing objectives anywhere in the world.  This 4 days course is designed to take a new climbing with limited or no outdoor experience through top rope anchors, sport climbing, trad climbing, multi-pitch skills and finally rock rescue in…

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Scrambling Skills

Scrambling Skills All the need to know rock skills in one tight package Everything you need to know to be confidently tackling a wide range of climbing objectives anywhere in the world.  This 4 days course is designed to take a new climbing with limited or no outdoor experience through top rope anchors, sport climbing, trad climbing, multi-pitch…

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Run Esplanades Traverse

Run Esplanades Traverse Alpine Hut to Hut Running! If you are searching for a true high alpine running adventure in the remote mountains of BC, then join us for a 5-day HUT to HUT on the Esplanade Traverse. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight direct to our first lodge. From here, we will spend the entire…

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Corvus – Women’s Split

Thanks for Signing Up! We look forward to having you join our Corvus Social Skills session soon.  In the meanwhile, we have a bit of homework for you to ensure when your course comes up all of our ducks are in a row and we both have a clear expectation of the course so we won’t…

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Participant info – AST 2

Thanks for Signing Up! We look forward to having you join our AST 2 course soon.  In the meanwhile, we have a bit of homework for you to ensure that when your course comes up all of our ducks are in a row and we both have a clear expectation of the course so we won’t…

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Participant Info – Women’s Ski Mo

Thanks for Signing Up! We look forward to having you join our Women’s Ski Mountaineering course soon.  In the meantime, we have a bit of homework for you so when your trip date arrives all our ducks are in line, expectations are clear, and we don’t waste any time getting you on the snow. To…

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Whistler Conditions Update – November

After last weeks social media bombardment, it won’t come as a surprise that the early season conditions in Whistler Blackcomb have been pretty spectacular. Deep turns and face shots have filled my Instagram feed and for once, none of it was exaggerated. It really has been that good! Moisture from the south combined with cold…

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Participant info – Alpine Climbing

Thanks for making your reservation! We look forward to climbing with you soon.  In the meantime, we have a bit of homework for you so when your trip date arrives all our ducks are in line, expectations are clear, and we don’t waste any time getting you to the alpine. To the right is a…

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Arcteryx Courses

Hi, Lovely Arcteryx team member Below are the courses, just for you!  Rock, Alpine, Ski, AST. If you have any questions feel free to hit the chat icon to connect with us, or shoot us an email. ross@altusmountainguides.com Rock Climbing Intro Rock Climbing Course $75 Read more about the course Book Now Sport Climbing Course…

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Hakuba – Japan

Japan – Hakuba Backcountry Big terrain, Big snow, Culture Altus Mountain Guides is very excited to offer Guided Backcountry Trips to Japan, and bookings are now available for February 2020.  Ski waist-deep powder, summit volcanoes, take a soak in the natural hot springs and enjoy great food- this is going to be a trip of…

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Tantalus Range

This years ski season wrap up trip is in one of the most coveted mountain ranges in BC. The Tantalus Range, although the the biggest peaks in the BC stand like a fortress guarded by the Squamish river and forbidding glaciers, teasing certainly most passenger driving the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler BC. We will be flying in to the Tantalus Range with a small group of motivated skiers and boarders with 2 of our best guides and one of Whistler top back country ski pros for 3 days of mountain skiing, learning and fun! Tantalus Range Ski Mountaineering Camp!

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Mystery Creek Freeride Camp

Our first spring trips we are heading in to the rarely travel Mystery Creek Zone north of Whistler BC. Since this area is only accessed by helicopter we will have our pick of the area, big peak, expansive glaciers and ski lines for weeks. The Mystery Creek big mountain ski camp is going to be awesome!

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Mt Currie – Wedge Ski Traverse

Mt Currie – Wedge Ski Traverse Pemberton to Whistler – The Fun Way This brilliant adventure starts with a short helicopter trip to the summit of Mount Currie and finishes on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain.  Located just north of Whistler, it remains a mystery why this area sees such little traffic as the ski…

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Haute Route Ski Traverse

This is THE classic and most renown ski traverse in the world. A high alpine tour from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland over a the period of 6 days.

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Backcountry Touring Intro

On our, Weekend – Backcounty Skiing Course – Whistler, you will learn how to take your skiing experience to the next level. We will introduce you to back country ski touring gear, travel techniques, avalanche awareness, route finding, route planning, without navigation and descent strategies. Our courses are ran at a maximum 4:1 student to guide ratio to ensure each student will gain as much as possible from the course. Typically based in Whistler.

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Women’s Backcountry Touring Intro

Women’s Backcountry Touring Course Intro Open the Door to Endless Peaks and Powder Spend the weekend learning the skills to safely and confidently ski the backcountry in our Women’s Intro Ski Touring course.  This 2-day course covers backcountry ski/split touring gear, travel techniques, avalanche awareness, route finding, route planning, whiteout navigation and descent strategies- all…

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Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

On our Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course, you will learn the necessary skills for glacier travel and companion rescue. We will cover glacier dynamics, glacier assessment, risk factors, glacier travel and companion rescue (crevasses extraction).

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Steeps and Peaks

Ski Mountaineering Course – 5 day, is the complete program to take your backcountry skiing to the next level. This course is designed to teach and practice the skill for safe skiing in remote heavily glaciated terrain, Steep Mountain peak faces, Technical ascents/descents, advanced avalanche training, White out navigation. Our 5 day Ski Mountaineering Course is typically held in Whistler area or the Tantalus Range. We hire only certified ACMG Ski / Snowboard Guides or IFMGA certified mountain guides, who are highly familiar with the terrain.

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AST 1 +

Our AST 1 + Ski Touring Skills Course is designed to fill the gap between conventional AST 1 programs and actually getting out into the terrain ski touring on your own! The thought is why learn about avalanche terrain if you dont have the skills to actually get there on your own. This is why we are incorporating ski touring skill to our normal AST 1 course. Giving you the skill to get into and ski the terrain and the also the skills to do it safely.

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Women’s Ski Mountaineering

Big mountains, glaciers, steeps, summits! Learn the skills to go after the big peak and objectives. Join professional ski mountaineer Holly Walker and ACMG guides for 3 days of intensive structured education and a supported atmosphere to push your limits.

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Big Mountain Skiing

Big Mountain Ski Course is, Advanced Skiing Snowboarding and Mountaineering School. It is a specialty course set up to teach people methods to manage Big Mountain terrain. Altus Mountain Guides has the skills and technical abilities to guide you through the learning process so you can ride the places you have always dreamed of, safely and with confidence.

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AST 2

AST Level 2 in Whistler takes you to bigger mountains, further places, wilder terrain. If you’re looking to take it a few steps further, this course is for you. Experience five days of hands-on Avalanche Skills Training in the backcountry, immersed in the challenging terrain to push your knowledge beyond its limit. We offer intimate group sizes taught by professional mountain guides who are committed to teaching you the skills required to be safe, have a blast, and further elevate your backcountry career.

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Custom AST Course

Custom-AST-Course-Whistler

AST Level 1 Whistler is two full days of introductory Avalanche Skills Training. You may be taking your first steps outside the resort’s boundaries. You may be an experienced mountain rider seeking a more solid foundation. Whatever your current level, this course will teach you everything you need to know – so you can enjoy the backcountry safely and self-assured.

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Black Tusk

Black Tusk is a great hiking or mountaineering trip that takes you into the wonderful Garibaldi park. Altus will provide a Guide to take you up the mountain. To summit Black Tuck easy rock scrabbling is required to reach the summit. Harness and Rope are required for other than expert climbers.

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Mt Robson via Patterson Spur – Mouse Ridge and Kain Face.

Had the pleasure of summiting Mt. Robson July 30th with one client via the Patterson Spur to gain the Resplendent Robson col. The new climbers trail that starts at Kinney Lake, works nicely to access that side of the mountain. This took 10 hours with a fit client from the car park to the RR…

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Ski Pilot Mountain VIDEO

Above the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish BC is a perfect quick alpine summit – The Sky pilot Mountain. Here is a quick edit to show what this climb is like. Filmed during an intro mountaineering course June 2015

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Squamish Multi Pitch Climbing – Sunset Strip 5.10d

Another classic day of Squamish multi pitch climbing! The summer of rock guiding keeps us plenty busy with many laps of the Chief, courses and trips in and around Squamish. How ever it always a treat to step the the technical level up and guide some of the harder multi pitch climbs!!

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Mt Garibaldi NE Ridge Summited!

Summited Mt Garibaldi NE Ridge yesterday via the North East Ridge with two clients. What a beautiful perfect summit day! No wind, warm temps and BLUE SKY! Was a pleasure to climb the mountain with long time Squamish residents Maren and Espen Bruun, of Paws in Hand. They didn’t stop smiling all day! The access…

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Mt. Clemenceau Ski Tour / Glamping trip.

Mt. Clemenceau Ski Tour:                                                                 Scott Thumbler and I just returned from a wonderful spring ski touring trip from May 11th to the 15th…

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Grand Wall guided today!

What a fun day out today on the Grand Wall in Squamish BC! Such a great route. Thanks for the day Eric! Was dry other than the step over to the start of the 5,10b traverse pitch and the upper 5.10a slab pitch had one wet foot hold. Other than that the rest of the route was totally dry even the word. It’s good to go!

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Spring is here! Rock climbing in Squamish

  The skiing has been incredible lately and so has the rock climbing!  We are expecting a great spell of high pressure on the Coast for the next week so dust off your rock shoes and join us for a Trad course, Rock Rescue refresher or a Multipitch climb up the Chief. Bring on Springtime!

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