Do you want to expand your skill set? We offer a number of different courses that will help you go farther in a safer fashion. We offer courses on set dates, but are also willing to cater to private groups seeking to expand their skill set. If you have a group of friends or want to learn something in particular, please contact us and we’ll be happy to create a custom learning experience for you!
Advanced Backcountry Travel
November 2019-March 20 2020 $900/ six days, max 6:1 ratio
Over the course of six days we will cover navigation, crevasse rescue, companion rescue/ advanced transceiver search methods, rope skills, terrain management and steep ski techniques. This is a specialized course for people who want to gain knowledge and progress over the course of a season. Three, two day modules will take place in various locations (TBD), allowing you to learn something new, incorporate it into your routine and apply it over the duration of a winter.
Mapping and Navigation
November 3, 2019
$150 per person; four participant minimum
Learn how to navigate using maps, compasses, GPS, mapping apps and good old dead reckoning. This is classroom and field based course where we will cover old and new school ways to navigate and develop backcountry route plans.
Advanced Travel in Avalanche Terrain
November 30, December 1, 2019
$300 per person, four person minimum
This course focuses on decision making, terrain assessment and snowpack analysis. Participants will begin to shift from a rules based decision making paradigm to a principle based model. Participants should have a good level of backcountry experience and understanding of the avalanche phenomenon and a strong desire to expand their level of understanding. We will focus on travelling through avalanche terrain and making decisions around route selection and snowpack analysis. These will be two full field days where participants will get hands on experience with track setting, understanding snowpack structure and risk management.
November 23, December 1 2019
$150/per person, four people minimum
Do you want to learn how to travel safely in glaciated terrain. Come learn with us. This course focuses on the principles of companion rescue and roped travel in glaciated terrain. No previous experience necessary.
-3:1 haul systems
-rope team configuration
-tying into a rope
-glacier travel techniques
-harnesses, carabiners and cordage will be supplied, but feel free to bring your personal gear.
This is a group course thus the pace at which the participants progress will dictate how much material we can cover during the day.
If you have a group of friends and want to set up a specific course tailored to your needs, we are happy to design something for you.