Up your backcountry game with some backcountry education. Our team of professional ACMG guides will help you get your skills dialed for your next adventure. Whether you are considering venturing into the backcountry for the first time or a seasoned backcountry enthusiast, we have a course for you. We take a client-centric approach to learning.
We offer small group sizes taught by professional ACMG Guides committed to teaching the skills required to be safe and have a blast while elevating your backcountry adventures.
This one day intensive course is designed to refresh your companion rescue skills and train you to deal with an injury or avalanche rescue in the backcountry.
In a small group setting, we will cover missing skier search techniques, tree well immersion extraction, advanced avalanche companion rescue techniques, rescue toboggans and helicopter landing zone considerations.
Dates: November 25, 26, 2022
Want to spend more time on glaciers and how to do it safely? Learn from an experienced ACMG guide how to travel on glaciers, read terrain, rope up and rescue your friends in the event of a crevasse fall.
Day 1- Glacier morphology and rope skills
Day 2- Crevasse rescue systems and snow anchors
Day 3- Glacier travel in Rogers Pass. We’ll get to practice putting the rope on and moving through glaciated terrain.
Location: Revelstoke/ Rogers Pass
Max six participants
Dec 9,10,11, 2022
Alternate dates are available upon request if you have a group of three or more.
This course focuses on streamlining your approach to modern navigation- From Gaia, to Caltopo, to Google Earth, to mobile apps and dovetailing it with map and compass skills. There is an abundance of navigational resources out there, the key is knowing how and where to apply them. In this course, you’ll learn to build digital route plans, create your own maps and understand how the various products integrate. We’ll get your pre-trip planning dialed so you have more time to explore the backcountry!
Two 1.5 hr Google Meetings
One Field Day
Max six students
November 9,12 2022 Google Meeting Evening
November 13, 2022 Field Day
We will spend two days in the backcountry learning and practicing how to put in safe and efficient skin tracks.
Course Focal Points
Course Dates and Price
December 3,4, 2022
$350 + GST
Max 4:1 ratio
This is a three day program designed for folks who are ready to take their skiing to the next level. We will spend two days learning the skills needed to access, and enter lines you’ve dreamt about riding. This will include the rope and gear management skills needed to build safe anchors, rappel, belay your partners and more. This course will have a 3:1 student to guide ratio.
Custom dates are available.
We cater to all levels of backcountry enthusiasts. If you have something in particular you’d like to learn, drop us a line. We’d be happy to create a custom course for your group.
Starting at $150/person/day + GST