Advanced Mountaineering

Types: Alpine, Summer

Advanced Mountaineering

Want to take your alpine climbing and mountaineering to the next level? This course in modern alpinism is just the ticket!

Next Course:
Leaving Jun 18 2021 from $1,099.00

Advanced Mountaineering

Whether you’re looking to hone your alpine skills, learn more about modern alpinism or have a specific objective in mind like Rainier or the Tantalus traverse, our Advanced Mountaineering and Alpinism course will cover the skills you need to safely and efficiently travel through the mountains!

Alpine SnowWith a focus on providing a well-rounded, but modern approach to alpine climbing our Advanced Mountaineering course covers everything from trip planning and navigation to alpine rock, snow and ice climbing and technical descents. Ideal for anyone that’s been playing in the mountains a bit but really wants to take their skills to the next level.

The Advanced Mountaineering course is based out of the Squamish and Whistler areas mainly with some groups heading up as far as Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Not the lakes of course but the peaks in behind the tourist trails. Past Advanced Mountaineering have included field days in the Tantalus Range, Wedge area, Garibaldi, etc. The exact location of the various days can vary a bit depending on current conditions and weather but you can expect 1 or 2 nights camping in the mountains, at least one summit objective day and at least one day in Squamish working on skills.

If this course seems a little more in-depth than what you're looking for we also offer an Intro to Mountaineering & Alpinism course.

Upcoming Courses:

Jun 18 to 21 2021

4 Days
StatusFull
Group Size4
Guide
Pricing
  • Per Person: $1,099.00

Jul 1 to 4 2021

4 Days
StatusAvailable
Group Size4
Guide
Pricing
  • Per Person: $1,099.00

Fine Print:

  • A $250 deposit per person is required to secure a booking.
  • The final payment due 30 days prior to the trip.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST.
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance.
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver.

Day 0.5 – Trip Planning (afternoon/evening session):

  • Trip planning
  • Navigation
  • Weather

Day 1 – Rock Skills:

  • Technical Rock Skills Field Day
    • Squamish
  • Focus On:
    • Trad gear placement
    • Anchor building
    • Multi-pitch climbing & station management
    • Rappelling
    • Long pitching – Short pitching & simul-climbing

Day 2 – Alpine Rock Objective:

  • Utilize new skills for a student lead climb on an alpine rock route
    • Blackcomb Buttress, Sky Pilot, etc.
  • Focus On:
    • Terrain Assessment
    • Transitions
    • Mountain awareness

Day 3 – Snow/Ice Skills:

  • Technical Snow & Ice Skills Field Day
  • Focus On:
    • Glacier travel
    • Snow and ice protection
    • Anchor building
    • Steep snow climbing
    • Improvised descents

Day 4 – Alpine Objective:

  • Student lead climb on an alpine route
    • Garibaldi, Matier, Dione, Serratus, etc.
  • Focus On:
    • Trip Planning
    • Terrain Assessment
    • Transitions
    • Mountain awareness
Advanced Mountaineering
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Highlights

  • Trip planning
  • Navigation
  • Steep snow climbing
  • Alpine anchors
  • Improvised descents
  • Snow, ice and rock protection
  • Rope systems
Types Alpine, Summer
Season May through September
Next Course Jun 18 2021
Prices From $1,099.00

What's Included

  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide/Instructor
  • Group technical equipment (ropes, rock pro, etc.)
  • Group safety & emergency response equipment
  • Insurance & Permits

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to/from meeting points
  • Personal mountaineering & camping equipment
  • Lift passes or other specialist transportation if required
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Trip cancellation, travel and medial insurance

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

Heli Flight In
Mountain Meals
Squamish Hostel