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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!

Not specified

Rockies

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar

Fit

Intermediate


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.

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

 

 

Details

Accommodation

Tents Huts

About the 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


What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

thilo riegel

5.00

August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King

5.00

August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker

5.00

August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė

5.00

August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson

5.00

June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli

5.00

June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis

1.00

March, 2022

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.

Peggy Meyer

5.00

March, 2022

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

Lexi Brandon

5.00

February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau

5.00

February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anthony Stanzi

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kenji Tsubota

5.00

January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!

Renee Millett

1.00

January, 2022

Poor service from Explore-share! The vendor who provided the actual tour shared with Explore-share that heavy rains prevented them from doing a substantial section of the tour. I was not notified. The vendor also offered a substantial discount for what we were able to do and this was not shared with me either!

Carlos Ogarrio

4.00

December, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Allen Narkiewicz

5.00

November, 2021

Neil was our guide and he was amazing! We did Camelback mountain climbing and he knew all about it and the other nearby mountains. Lots of great info and fun. I took my two boys, 9 and 11 years old plus climbed myself (44 years old). So perfect for all ages and skill levels. Definitely worth doing!!!

Amanda Gardner

5.00

August, 2021

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!

Jolene Gines

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Drew Cool

5.00

July, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.


Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 799 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- 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




 

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