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Skagway, Alaska, 5 Day Mountaineering Course

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Join one of our AMGA certified mountain guides on this 5 day intro to mountaineering course in the beautiful mountains of Alaska near Skagway.

5 Days

Apr - Sep




The best way to get introduced to the world of mountaineering is by going to the mountains and learning by doing. And on this 5 day intro to mountaineering course, that is exactly what you will be doing. We will guide you through a number of different techniques and lessons in the beautiful mountains of Alaska, near the town of Skagway.

Famous for its mountaineering, Alaska is the perfect place to learn the skills necessary to enjoy a long and fruitful mountain climbing career. Many people view mountain climbing as a calling, something they want to do whatever they have the chance, anywhere they can, for as long as they can. Thus why learning the skills necessary to do it properly and safely is so vital.

We have put together our program with care, making sure we cover a wide range of important lessons for you. And at the end of each day’s session, we will take you back to Skagway, where you can rest and recharge in your hotel before the next day’s climbing.

Some of the skills and techniques we will cover include the following:

  • How to use crampons and ice axe

  • How to properly tie a rope

  • Proper knot tying

  • Belaying with fellow climbers

  • Crevasse rescue

  • Navigation

  • Anchor building

  • Hazard and risk assessment

During this course, you will be constantly in the mountains, learning by doing. We feel that is the best way to improve. Also, you will get to admire the gorgeous Alaskan landscape every minute of every day during this course.

So if you want to learn the skills needed to expand your mountaineering repertoire, send us a request, and come to Skagway.  We will make sure you leave ready to enjoy one of what could be many future mountaineering adventures.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Along with the guiding fee the price includes all climbing equipment, food, and transportation during the trip; however, the price does not include lodging and airfare.

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



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Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



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Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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