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Winter mountaineering courses in Canada

Come join a certified mountain guide on this 3-day winter mountaineering courses in Canda and get the chance to ascend a local peak!


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Rockies

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

I have organized this intense 3-day program in order to take your snow, ice & glacier skills to the next level!

During this winter mountaineering course, participants will learn the essential skills

hopefully get a chance to ascend a local peak.

3 day course is a concise introduction to mountaineering where adventurous mountaineering students as well climbers with some previous experience on mountaineering and rock climbing,

we will focus on snow, ice and glacier travel skills.

Adventurous mountaineering students as well climbers with some previous experience on mountaineering and rock climbing ,

The skills covered include:

  • Review of ice axe and crampon use

  • Movement skills on ice terrain

  • Self-arrests, rope handling & glacier travel techniques

  • Snow & ice anchors

  • Crevasse rescue

  • Hazard management & preparedness

  • Route selection & emergency procedures

  • Navigation (maps, compass and GPS skills)

  • Peak attempt

Keep in mind that depending on the weather conditions and the length of the course we may not cover all topics.

Before we start our course, we will have a pre-trip meeting where we will review our planned itinerary and current weather conditions. You will find the details below!

Regarding our accommodation, during this 3-day course we will be staying in a remote mountain hut or backcountry camp location.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Services NOT included:

-5% gst tax

-dinners & breakfast meals on trip, available for $45/night

-personal clothing, overnight equipment, mountaineering boots

-personal lunch & snacks

-travel to meeting location and accommodation prior to field portion trip

-transportation to trail head

-gratuities

-trip interruption, cancellation insurance or medical insurance

-additional costs incurred if changes made to itinerary due to weather

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1 to 3: Remote mountain hut or backcountry camp location

On these intense 3 backcountry based days we will focus on snow, ice and glacier skills and hopefully get a chance to ascend a local peak. The proximity of the mountain environment will provide with many learning opportunities for the students. Some of the topics that will be covered include movement skills on mixed, snow and ice terrain, ice axe and crampon use, self-arrests, snow and glacier travel skills, navigation (maps, compass and GPS skills), preparedness, emergency procedures, hazard assessment, safe route selection, snow & ice anchors, roped travel on glaciers and crevasse rescue fundamentals

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson Nelson British Columbia Canada
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Adventure Hotel Nelson British Columbia Canada
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Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn & Convention Centre Nelson British Columbia Canada
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About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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E-S Adventure Guides

4.70

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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.

Languages

English

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides

David

5.00

Great guides and great snow!

Peggy

5.00

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

Phillip

1.00

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.

Lucie

5.00

All perfect

Amanda

5.00

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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