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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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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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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KINLEY AITKEN

KINLEY AITKEN Growing up on Vancouver’s North Shore, Kinley Aitken has been working in the mountains for 13 years. Although her climbing adventures have included the west coast to the deep south of North America, France, Italy, Greece, Spain and  Australia, Kinley can’t think of a better way to spend a summers day than cruising up clean splitter cracks…

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Tantalus Range Skiing

Tantalus is an incredible coastal mountain range alive with rumbling glaciers and stunning alpine mountains all within an hour drive from Vancouver. The well-kept secret of the Tantalus is found in Tantalus Provincial Park just north of Squamish town site.

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Whistler Backcountry Skiing

Go Whistler Backcountry Skiing and you will experience what Whistler really has to offer. Regardless of your experience. If you want a rewarding ski experience during your stay in Whistler, give us a call. Backcountry skiing in Whistler / Blackcomb is second to none. Large rolling glaciers, steep faces, and untracked powder, this is the essence of Whistler skiing.

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Mt Habrich

Mt Habrich is a fantastic alpine rock route right in the backyard of Squamish and Vancouver. Mt. Habrich is reached buy using the new Sea to Sky Gondola. Mt. Habrich is an excellent location with amazing views and bigger mountains than expected. With the Gondola to take away the elevation to get into the Alpine it makes for an excellent day.

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GUIDED ADVENTURES LIKE NO OTHER

Altus Mountain Guides is a group of motivated professionals, dedicated to providing our clients with adventurous and safe mountain trips of outstanding quality. From our base in Squamish and Whistler BC, we give you access to the most amazing mountain experiences the West Coast has to offer. Our exciting itineraries showcase the Coast Range, but…

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Courses

Join us for one of our many courses with our certified instructors. Our Canadian Mountain School will teach you the subject in a way you will learn. Avalanche Courses Ski Courses AST Avalanche Course Companion Rescue Course Rock Climbing Course Glacier Travel & Rescue Intro Alpine Course Advanced Alpinism

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Rock & Alpine Climbing

Are you interested in learning the skills to get into outdoor rock climbing from the Vancouver climbing gyms? Do you want to push your limits rock climbing Squamish, high on the Chief?  Climb Vancouver coastal ranges of BC. Or choose to go Bugaboo climbing high above expansive glaciers. Altus Mountain Guides will help turn your…

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Vancouver Rock Climbing

Vancouver Rock Climbing is the best Canada has to offer! Angels’ Crest, Diedre, The Grand Wall, Squamish Buttress, Freeway, all 50 multi-pitch classics! If you’ve wanted to try any of these five star routes but haven’t had the chance, join us for a truly memorable climb! Altus Mountain Guides can take you on a memorable climb in Squamish. Vancouver Rock Climbing is world class with Squamish just down the road. Let Altus Mountain Guides take you on a guided rock climbing trip in Squamish or Vancouver. Rock Guides at Altus Mountain Guides are all ACMG certified rock guides or fully certified ACMG Alpine/Mountain Guides. With your personal experienced rock guide you are guarantied to have a rock climbing experience to remember. Your Rock guide will show you some of the many hidden and classic climbs that otherwise are unknown rock routes hidden in the forest. All Rock Guides working in Squamish, for Altus Mountain Guides are experts at guiding rock climbing safely. Let us take you out on one of the many Vancouver rock climbs Squamish has to offer!

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Whistler Backcountry Snowboarding Guides

Let our Whistler Backcountry Snowboarding guides take you out to the best powder stashes. Whistler backcountry snowboarding is some of the best in the world, all Altus Mountain Guides are certified ACMG guides. We can safely take you into the back country of Whistler and Blackcomb to show you the best steep and deep lines. Go with our guides so you can find all the best terrain and places to ride.

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Rockies

The Rocky Mountains are a world famous for their rugged beauty and home to some of North America’s most outrageous skiable terrain. Join us for 1 to 7 day ski touring trips in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Ever dream of venturing away from the crowds of the ski resorts?

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Canadian Mountaineering

The Rocky Mountains are the birth place of modern mountaineering in Canada. Follow in the foot steps of the original alpinists from the legendary Lake Louise Group in Banff National Park to the Columbia Icefields in Jasper. We offer classic objectives throughout the summer as well as week long all inclusive programs targeting the most classic peaks that best suit your abilities.

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Alpine Rock Climbing Canadian Rockies

Alpine rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies Castle Mountain, Mt Louis, Edith Cavell, from the front ranges, to the heights of the continental divide, immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Choose from any number of itineraries, from 5 to 20 pitches and difficulties of 5.3 to 5.11

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Rock Climbing Skaha, BC

Go Rock climbing in Skaka when the rest of Canada in still in a late winter funk. Skaha Rock Climbing is in prime condition by late April! Crank on endless positive edges on rock climbing routes from 5.5 to 5.13. Skaha is the perfect place to try your very first lead. Learn to crack climb. Learn to place gear. Or to jump start on your rock climbing season! Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park, Penticton, BC, what a place to climb!

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