Mountaineering Course

Advanced Mountaineering Course

This course offers the fundamental skills for any aspiring mountaineer.

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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 into this course, we invite you to take a look at our online clinics.

Prerequisites:

 Previous mountain climbing or scrambling.

Highlight Skills:

 Heli Access, Technical alpine climbing, ice, snow, rock

Length

4 Days / 3 nights

Price

$1750

Location

Squamish Adventure Centre

Season

All Summer

Difficulty

Beginner Intermediate

Guest / Guide Ratio

4 to 1

Includes

  • 4 full days of instruction with an ACMG guide
  • All technical equipment (harness, ice axe, helmet and group gear)
  • Tent, pots, stove, fuel

Does Not Include

  • Food
  • Sleeping bag/mat
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Whistler Blackcomb Day Pass or a Sea to Sky Gondola Day Pass- depending on your group. 
  • You may have to purchase 1 day pass for either Whistler Blackcomb or the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish.

Our goal is to build on our popular intro to mountaineering course and dial in participants to tackle challenging mixed alpine routes. After the course, students typically look to tackle glaciated peaks, such as Mount Tantalus, Wedge, Joffre, Mount Victoria, Mount Fay.


Understanding Mountain Hazards
Alpine ice climbing
Technical rock short roping/short pitching
Improvised alpine descents
Tactics to move fast and light

Our Advanced mountaineering course is geared toward climbers who have spent the past few years logging experience on the intro to intermedial mountaineering routes.  Climbers who are familiar with snow, basic ice climbing and multi-pitch rock climbing.  Ideally, this course would open up the opportunity and confidence to tackle routes such as Mount Tantalus, Wedge, Joffre, Mount Victoria, and Mount Fay

Previous Scrambling or Mountaineering Experience
Understanding of Basic Climbing Knots
Moderate Fitness (hike uphill for 6 hours)
Comfort in Rough and Undulating Terrain
Ability to lead multi-pitch rock routes

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2023 Dates

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$1750 per person + GST

Itinerary

Day 1 – Heli In/Review

Anchor building
Gear placements
Multi-pitch station management
Improvised rappel tactics
Rock short roping and pitching

Day 2 – Rock Objectives

Overnight

Route planning
Terrain assessment
Alpine rock protection
Improvised descents

Day 3 – Alpine Objective 1/2

Overnight

Student lead Ice and rock objective

Day 4 – Alpine Objective 2/2

Student lead Ice and rock objective

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