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1-Week Mountaineering Training Course in Squamish

Join Andrew, an ACMG-certified alpine guide, on a week-long alpine climbing and mountaineering training course around Squamish in British Columbia.

Mountain RangeCoast Mountains
Duration7 days
Offer periodAug, Sep
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Gain practical experience that will take your climbing to the next level.

  • Fully immerse yourself in the mountains and see Canada´s beautiful wilderness.

  • Learn from certified guides and have an all-around great adventure.


Learn the essentials of mountaineering and alpine climbing in a one week training course! With Squamish and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia as your backdrop, you will receive guidance on every aspect of climbing from experienced alpinists!

Squamish is central to an array of fabulous mountains for climbers and mountaineers to experience the Canadian wilderness. Located in the southwest of British Columbia, the terrain is remarkable for excellent routes from basic alpinism to technical climbing. The region is both accessible and remote, offering the best of both worlds.

This program is designed for beginners who want to progress their skills in mountaineering and climbing. In a week you will receive valuable information and practical application of alpine techniques, all under the direction of local guides. By the end of the trip, you will have summited two or three peaks!

The trip begins with a day of rock climbing in Squamish. This will lead to six days of instruction that will include techniques in rock, snow, and ice climbing, anchor construction, safety issues, navigation, and so much more. The program places you directly in the mountains where you will camp for the duration of the week.

Squamish is a wonderful location to learn and familiarize yourself with the world of mountaineering. Because you will be practicing what you are instructed on, you will be ready for the next step of your climbing career when you complete the course.

While it is a complete course that will cover all aspects of mountaineering and alpine climbing, there is no experience required to join this program and is a great way for beginners to get started.

Our expert guides will make sure you have an absolutely blast while gaining the practical experience necessary to form your passion into a reality. We are extremely excited to share our knowledge and passion for the mountains with dedicated soon-to-be alpinists.

Book this week-long training course NOW and become a trained mountaineer with the skills to conquer alpine climbs across the globe!

You can also take a private climbing trip in the Tantalus Mountains and explore a hidden gem of the Coast Mountains! Or we can try a one-day top roping course here in Squamish!



We will be camping in the mountains for the duration of our program, with our first night in Squamish.

Meeting point

We will meet in Squamish. Contact me upon booking to establish a meeting point.



Day 1: Meet in Squamish

We will spend the day rock climbing and learning basic techniques of climbing, rappelling, and belaying. We will also touch on basic knots, protection placement, and removal of equipment.

We will also prepare for the following days in the mountains by selecting provisions and food for our camp.

Day 2: Setting Up Camp

We will head into the mountains to set up camp. Our day will focus on learning roping, navigation, and glacier travel.

Day 3: Equipment Use

Today we will learn the proper use of ice axes and crampons. We will also practice anchor construction, safety techniques, and snow and ice climbing.

Day 4: Summit Day 1

We will apply what we´ve learned and attempt a summit, using our rock and ice climbing abilities.

Day 5: Ice Climbing

This day will involve ice climbing and crevasse rescue as we prepare for another summit attempt the following day.

Day 6: Summit Day 2

We will attempt our second summit after honing our skills and adding more skills into our repertoire.

Day 7: Break Camp

We will review the course and head for home after completing an amazing week of training.

About the guide

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I love climbing, especially big granite alpine walls, towers and spires. However I love all types of climbing from bouldering to ice climbing and enjoy giving others the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors we have here in western Canada!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 1495 each

Group of 2

CAD 1495 each

Group of 3

CAD 1495 each

Group of 4

CAD 1495 each

Group of 5

CAD 1495 each

Group of 6

CAD 1495 each

Group of 7

CAD 1495 each

Group of 8

CAD 1495 each

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- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group programs.

The price includes the guiding fee.

The price does NOT include a 5% GST.

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