Mountaineering 4 Day Course

The mountains have a thousand lessons for the ones willing to listen. We’ve endeavored to communicate a lifetime of learning and confidence into this action packed 4 day course! We introduce you to the world of alpine climbing and open the door to exploring the mountains how they’re supposed to be explored!

Learning Outcome: We teach you a long list of mountaineering fundamentals, including mountain hazard assessment, weather forecasting, trip planning, self arrest, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, alpine anchors, ice axe, crampon technique, how to properly place pitons, and much more!

Location: Squamish
Duration: 4 Days @ 8 hours per day
Distance: Up to 1hr approach
Terrain: Maintained trails and open alpine
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Ratio: 4 to 1
Prerequisites: Good fitness levels, intro to rock climbing course

The course is run over the first two weekends of each month, Saturdays and Sundays:

  1. June 6th-7th, 13th-14th
  2. July 4th-5th, 11th-12th
  3. August 1st-2nd, 8th-9th
  4. September 5th-6th, 12th-13th

Start: 8.30am
Finish: 4.30pm


Personal equipment including mountaineering boots required
We provide all climbing and rescue gear

I can attest to the extensive local knowledge, the very high technical level of instruction, the constant attention to safety and the never-ending energy and enthusiasm. The boys learned some real backcountry skills while having a lot of fun in a very positive environment.

Alex Marangoni / Guelph, ON