Trail and Mountain Running Skills and Excursions

Created with the goal of helping everyone, of all skill and fitness abilities,  to push their trail and mountain running to the next level.  Two days of clinics and group runs geared towards facilitating a safer and more efficient use of your local trails and runnable mountains.

Speaker Series Highlighted by Expert Talks From Local Athletes

Be inspired by local athletes and photographers while mingling and meeting fellow foot-powered adventure fanatics.  Enjoy two nights of stimulating socials based in the heart of the Sea to Sky running community.


Squamish, BC   |   August 9 - 11



Registration for clinics and events opens July 12, 2019

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Friday – August 9th

Big Little Lines:  Eric Carter, Ultrarunner

Local exploits from one of the countries top mountain runners.  Eric has spent years exploring the Coast range ticking off speed records and linking alpine peak after the next.

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets: Free

Squamish Escape Route


Saturday – August 10th

Sea to Sky Photo Expo

Local teams head out for a two-day free-for-all to capture the most stunning photos in our network.

+BBQ and Beer Garden

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tickets: $10

The Common

The Clinics

All clinics and tours will be lead by Altus Mountain Guides and joined by local pros. Guides of the highest calibre available to get you dialled and ready for your next running adventure!

Clinics run Saturday, Sunday and range from Introductory to Advanced. Unless specified, all clinics will take place on trails around Squamish.

**Registration for clinics will open July 12th**

Saturday Clinics

Ultrarunning - First steps

Introductory - 6 hours

This clinic will kickoff indoors, where we will break down the specifics of how to start planning to tackle your first ultra race (42km +) and review the steps to consider when training so the experience is both attainable and enjoyable.  Next, we hit the trails to tackle pacing, gear, and tactics for a successful ultra race.

$50 plus GST -  Saturday, August 10th

The path near Mirador Cuernos in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Running Photography with Guy Fattal

Intermediate - 8 hours

Get out for a day on the trails, dialling in your photography skills under the tutelage of renowned professional photographer Guy Fattal

$75 plus GST - Saturday, August 10th

Climbing Skills for Running

Advanced - 8 hours

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.  A fantastic learning opportunity for anyone seeking runnable peaks or want to explore a new hobby!

$75 plus GST  - Saturdy, August 10th

Fast Pack Overnight

Advanced - 2 days

You've mastered the in-a-day missions and it's time to start thinking about how to stay out there a bit longer. Ready to dabble in the dorky world of ulra-light gear? We'll meet in town to sort gear and a trip plan before heading out to cover some ground and sleep under the stars. We'll tinker with carrying gear, cooking on a single burner, making shelter and dialling in sleeping systems. The next morning we'll continue on and back to the valley!

$310 plus GST  - Saturday, August 10th

20km Alpine Group Run

Hosted by We Run Whistler

Intermediate - 4 hours

Join one of our experienced guides in tackling a local runnable peak.  Expect to cover over 1000m of vertical of steep trail, snow, and rock to bag a summit.  Must be a comfortable runner!

$10 - Saturday, August 10th

*Funds donated to local trail organizations*


Sunday Clinics


Scrambling Skills for Running

Intermediate - 8 hours

Take the top-down approach to the skills you need for mountain running.  As we push further with our running, often the required skills for navigating more advanced terrain can change without our being prepared.  This course serves to teach runners to understand mountain hazards, and to navigate rock and snow safely while moving fast.

$75 plus GST - Sunday, August 11th

*Whistler lift pass will be required

Women's Alpine Running Skills

Intermediate - 8 hours

Summit a local mountain with a gang of fellow female phenoms, learning the skills to keep you safe while you get up and out in new, wild terrain.  Get rad with your ladies while covering navigation, pacing, mountain hazard identification, scrambling skills, and gear.

$50 plus GST - Sunday, August 11th

*Whistler lift pass will be required

Navigation Skills for Running

Introductory - 6 hours

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.

$50 plus GST- Sunday, August 11th

20km Group Run

Hosted by Escape Route Squamish

Intermediate - 4 hours

Join one of our experienced guides in tackling a local runnable peak.  Expect to cover over 1000m of vertical of steep trail, snow, and rock to bag a summit.  Must be a comfortable runner!

$10 - Sunday, August 11th

*Funds donated to local trail organizations*


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Still Have Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!