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Ski Mountaineering

Conquer Epic Summits with the right tools, conditions and timing for a safe and unforgettable experience at the next level!

Ski Mountaineering

March 25 - 30, 2018
Cost - $1500 + 5% GST

Trip pricing includes professional guiding/instructional services, accommodation in the Alpine Club Huts, all meals during the trip, porters to carry food into the Bow hut, group gear and Parks Canada wilderness passes.

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Ski Mountaineering is one of the most incredible ways to enjoy the mountains in winter. With snow covered approaches and rapid ski descents, it is easier to cover more ground and potentially summit more peaks than on a similar summer mountaineering trip. This week long comprehensive ski mountaineering course covers all of the basic skills required of the winter mountaineer. In this hut based program, we will explore the numerous snow covered peaks and ski the slopes of the Wapta Icefields while teaching the curriculum of an ski mountaineering course. Strong intermediate ski skills with at least two years experience in backcountry skiing. Split boarders need to be advanced backcountry boarders due to the number of flat areas encountered while touring on the Wapta. This course is a great next step for those that have completed an AST 2 course. The trip spends 2 nights at the Bow hut and 3 nights at the Peyto hut.

 

Topics include

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  • Navigation and route finding
  • Trip planning
  • Glacier travel
  • Avalanche awareness emphasizing hazard recognition, route finding and emergency procedures
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Track setting
  • Mountain weather

 


Check out the other trips that we have planned for 2017

Sorcerer Lodge
April 22- 29th, 2018

Whitecap Alpine
April 1 - 8th, 2018

Burnie Glacier Chalet
March 9 - 15, 2018