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Trail and Mountain Running Skills, Clinics and Excursions

And we’re back! After putting things on hold last year, we’re back with the Third Annual Sky Fest Mountain Running Festival.

This year, we’re providing two action packed weekends of specialized clinics and group runs, geared towards the safe and efficient use of our local trails and runnable mountains.

We'll also be hosting a variety of climbing and mountaineering clinics, as well as a few challenging summits and overnight trips!

Event Series Featuring Pro Athletes and Photographers

Big days out on the trail will be followed with virutal events and live podcast recordings. Listen to like-minded foot-powered enthusiasts while enjoying stimulating discussions with expert athletes and professional photographers.
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Squamish, BC

July 17 - 25, 2021

 

Registration for clinics and events opens June 1, 2021

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Presentations

Friday – July 23rd

Local Lines 

Join us for local exploits from one of the countries top mountain runners.

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Saturday – July 24th

Sea to Sky Photo Expo

Details TBD

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

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 will run  on Saturday & Sunday across both weekends, and range from Introductory to Advanced.

Unless specified, all clinics will take place on trails around Squamish.

**Registration for clinics will open June 1st**

Saturday - July 17th Clinics

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Ultrarunning - First Steps

Introductory - 6 hours

This clinic breaks down the specifics of how to plan and tackle your first ultra race (42km+). We'll spend some time reviewing the steps you need to consider when training so the experience is both attainable and enjoyable. And then, we hit the trails to tackle pacing, gear, and tactics for a successful ultra race.

$120 plus GST -  Saturday, July 17th

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10km Group Run

Intermediate - 2 hours

Join one of our experienced guides in tackling a local runnable trail in Squamish, BC.  Expect to cover over some vertical of steep trail, possibly some snow, and to bag a summit! Must be a comfortable runner to join this group.

$20* - Saturday, July 17th

*Funds donated to local trail organizations

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Climbing Skills for Running

Advanced - 6 hours

Arm yourself to tackle anything the mountain trails can throw at you! This clinic covers vertical rock safety, how to set up a top rope, belaying, rappelling, and other climbing techniques. By the end of the clinic, you'll know how to to read steep rock and safely climb vertical terrain.  A fantastic learning opportunity for anyone seeking runnable peaks or wanting to explore a new hobby!

$120 plus GST  - Saturday, July 17th

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Crevasse Rescue

Intermediate - 6 hours

Want to know what to do if someone falls in a crevasse? This clinic is just what you need! Learn the basic principles of crevasse rescue in a mountaineering setting. We focus on lightweight rope kits as well as conventional systems.

$120 plus GST - Saturday, July 17th

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First Aid in the Apline

Introductory - 6 hours

Team up with local experts to cover all the required first aid practices that you might need while out in the mountains! After this clinic, you'll be able to provide help and assistance out in the alpine. A must for anyone heading out into the mountains!

$120 plus GST - Saturday, July 17th

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Intro to Mountaineering

Introductory - 6 hours

This  Intro to Mountaineering clinic introduces you to the world of mountaineering through the development of climbing skill sets, giving you the basics you need to start your alpine journey.

$120 plus GST - Saturday, July 17th

 

Sunday - July 18th Clinics

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Running Photography with Guy Fattal

Intermediate - 6 hours

Get out for a day on the trails, dialling in your photography skills under the tutelage of renowned professional photographer Guy Fattal. Come away from the day with some epic shots and tips for shots in the future.

$120 plus GST - Sunday, July 18th

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Women's Alpine Running Skills

Intermediate - 6 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.  This clinic will cover navigation, pacing, mountain hazard identification, scrambling skills, and gear.

$120* plus GST - Sunday, July 18th

*Whistler lift pass required

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Navigation Skills for Running

Introductory - 6 hours

Learn all the alpine running essentials with a gang of foot-powered fanatics!  We'll give you the rundown on gear, trip planning, route finding, and safe ascending and descending techniques. After this clinic, you'll have the skills you need to navigate your trips out in the alpine.

$120 plus GST- Sunday, July 18th

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20km Group Run

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!

$20 *- Sunday, July 18th

*Funds donated to local trail organizations

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Rock Rescue

Intermediate - 6 hours

Rock Rescue skills are essential for any rock climber who ventures into multi-pitch terrain! Learn the skills to help yourself, your partner, or an adjacent party halfway up a multi-pitch route. The clinic will primarily focus on the art of technical descents, lowers and raises systems.

$120 plus GST - Sunday, July 18th

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Black Tusk Summit

Intermediate - 2 days (1 overnight)

Join us for an overnight trip on one of the classic alpine routes in the Sea to Sky! Black Tusk provides a great introduction to the alpine right in the backyard of Squamish and Vancouver, BC. This trip offers engaging scrambling and unbeatable views of Garibaldi Lake and Sea to Sky Valley.

$420 plus GST - July 18th - 19th

Saturday - July 24th Clinics

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Scrambling Skills for Running

Intermediate - 6 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 clinic teaches runners to understand mountain hazards and navigate rock and snow safely while moving fast.

$120* plus GST - Saturday, July 24th

*Whistler lift pass required

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10km Women's Group Run 

Intermediate - 2 hours

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

$20* - Saturday, July 24th

*Funds donated to local trail organizations

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Race tactics

Intermediate - 6 hours

Dive into the techniques for a successful race, whether that's 5km or 50km! Examine tapering, race prep, building a support team, and tackling your best race. Participants can expect to run up to 10km of mountainous terrain on local Squamish trails.

$120 plus GST - Saturday, July 24th

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Alpine running skills

Intermediate - 6 hours

Learn all the skills you need to keep yourself safe in new, wild terrain. This clinic introduces runners to navigation, pacing, mountain hazard identification, scrambling skills, and gear! Participants can expect to run up to 20km of mountainous terrain.

$120* plus GST - Saturday, July 24th

*Whistler lift pass required

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Running Photography with Guy Fattal

Intermediate - 6 hours

Get out for a day on the trails, dialling in your photography skills under the tutelage of renowned professional photographer Guy Fattal. Come away from the day with some epic shots and tips for shots in the future.

$120 plus GST - Saturday, July 24th

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Intro to Trad Climbing

Intermediate - 6 hours

Perfect for anyone looking to get out on the rock and learn the basics of trad climbing! This clinic introduces climbers to trad gear, gear placement, gear anchors and leading strategies.

$120 plus GST - Saturday, July 24th

Sunday - July 25th Clinics

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Navigation Skills for Running

Introductory - 6 hours

Learn all the alpine running essentials with a gang of foot-powered fanatics!  We'll give you the rundown on gear, trip planning, route finding, and safe ascending and descending techniques. After this clinic, you'll have the skills you need to navigate your trips out in the alpine.

$120 plus GST - Sunday, July 25th

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20km Women's Group Run

Intermediate - 4 hours

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

$20* - Sunday, July 25th

*Funds donated to local trail organizations

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Training for Running

Introductory - 6 hours

Learn the best running techniques and training tips from some of the best in the business! This clinc will give you the solid foundation you need to run efficiently, train harder, and reach your alpine running goals.

$120 plus GST - Sunday, July 25th

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Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing

Intermediate - 6 hours

Take your climbing to the next level (literally) with our Multi-Pitch Climbing clinic! This day session is perfect for anyone with trad climbing experience who's looking to develop their knowledge, skills and Multi-Pitch capabilities.

$120 plus GST - Sunday, July 25th

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Intermediate - 2 days (1 overnight)

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 our packs light we will start with a helicopter flight to the Serratus/Dione col to stash our overnight equipment and dinner.

$1245 plus GST - July 25th - 26th

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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!!!