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Alpine Skills Program

alpine skills training jasperThe Alpine Skills Program teaches both glacier travel and crevasse rescue.

We also offer an additional Alpine Training Ascent that will help you hone your new skills by climbing a classic alpine objective.

Courses can be taken on their own or as a package.

Please read on to discover the details.


Glacier Travel – GT1

This course is a good introduction to travelling in glaciated terrain and as a review of the latest equipment and travel strategies as per international standards.

Topics include:

  • Equipment use and limitation
  • Fundamental knots and hitches
  • Reading terrain and travel strategies
  • Basic weather analysis
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Coaching on movement skills

Dates for 2017: May 25 & June 12 Please contact us for more info
Price: $175/person *Multi-day package pricing applies
Group Size: 2-6 people


Glacier Travel – GT2

This course is for those with a solid foundation of basic knots and ropework. We’ll progress into belayed climbing, lowering, rappelling and more advanced anchor construction. With further instruction on weather analysis and coaching on alpine movement skills.

Topics include:

  • Alpine ice climbing
  • Steep snow climbing
  • Ice and snow anchor construction and evaluation
  • Belaying
  • Lowering
  • Rappelling
  • Reading terrain
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Weather analysis
  • Dealing with emergencies

Dates for 2017: July 6 & July 24. Please contact us for more info
Price: $175/person *Multi-day package pricing applies
Group Size: 2-6 people

Book a Glacier Travel Course

 


Crevasse Rescue – CR1

This course is an introduction to the important fundamentals of crevasse rescue with a focus on anchor construction, simple haul systems, and self-rescue.

Topics include:

  • Hazard analysis
  • Anchor construction
  • Rope ascension
  • Mechanical advantage haul systems
  • Ropework for safely dealing with crevasse emergencies

Dates for 2017: May 26 & June 13 Please contact us for more info
Price: $175/person *Multi-day package pricing available
Group Size: 2-6 people

 Pre-requisite: GT1


Crevasse Rescue – CR2

This course is a progression from CR1, with a focus on dealing with more complex crevasse issues
and creating more advanced haul systems and access solutions.

Topics include:

  • Hazard analysis
  • Anchor construction
  • Rope ascension
  • Increased mechanical advantage haul systems
  • Rope access solutions for smaller teams
  • Dealing with injuries
  • Unroped victim techniques
  • Additional ropework for safely dealing with crevasse emergencies

Dates for 2017:  July 7 & July 25  Please contact us for more info
Price: $175/person *Multi-day package pricing available
Group Size: 2-6 people

Pre-requisite: CR1 and GT2

Book a Crevasse Rescue Course


Alpine Training Ascent – ATA1

Offered as an add-on to the the Alpine Skills training program. These days are used to apply the skills from the Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue training by climbing a classic alpine objective that is suitable for a first alpine climb or a great place to practice new skills.

Classic Objectives:

  • Mt Athabasca via AA col or Ramp
  • Boundary Peak
  • Sunwapta Peak

Dates for 2017: May 27-28 & June 14-15 Please contact us for more info
Price: $300/person or available as part of Alpine Skills Package
Group Size: 1-6 people

Pre-requisite: GT1 and CR1


Alpine Training Ascent – ATA2

Offered as an add-on to the the Alpine Skills training program. These days are used to apply the skills from the Glacier Travel 2 and Crevasse Rescue 2 training by climbing a classic alpine objective that is suitable for an intermediate alpine climb involving more advanced ropework and movement skills.

Classic Objectives:

  • Mt Athabasca via Silverhorn
  • A2 via Boundary or Little A Glacier
  • Andromeda

Dates for 2017: July 8-9 & July 26-27 Please contact us for more info
Price: $300/person or available as part of Alpine Skills Package
Group Size: 1-6 people

Pre-requisite: GT2 and CR

Book an Alpine Training Ascent


Alpine Skills Training Packages

The dates of the alpine skills training courses are arranged so that people can book 1-4 days of successive training or complete the program on alternate dates.

Alpine Training Package Level 1

Dates: May 25-28 & June 12-15 2017 Please contact us for more info
Package pricing:

  • 1 day (GT1 only): $175/person
  • 2 days (GT1 and CR1) $300/person
  • 3 days (1 training climb) $575/person
  • 4 days (2 training climbs) $800/person

Alpine Training Package Level 2

Dates: July 6 – 9 & July 24 – 27 2017  Please contact us for more info
Package pricing:

  • 1 day (GT2 only): $175/person
  • 2 days (GT2 and CR2) $300/person
  • 3 days (1 training climb) $750/person
  • 4 days (2 training climbs) $925/person