Increase your safety in the mountains with avalanche skills training! We offer AST 1 and AST 2 courses for those with ski experience.
About Rockaboo’s Mountain Skills Training
Rockaboo Mountain Adventures will provide all technical equipment for the courses, including ropes, hardware, footwear, crampons, axes, emergency equipment, and any other specialty training devices. Students will be responsible for their individual clothing and are welcome to bring their own gear to increase familiarity. More specific gear lists and logistical details are provided upon registration. Join one of our Alberta mountaineering courses today!
Offered as an add-on to the Alpine Climbing fundamentals program. These days are used to apply the skills from the Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue training.
This certification course uses the curriculum, instructional materials and student handbooks provided by the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC). It is a great way to gain a foundation in avalanche awareness and safety.
The focus of this 4-day trip is on applying the basics learned in AST1 and using them in a decision-making role.
A note from Director of Operations and Owner Max Darrah:
“I am very proud and honoured to be working with quite literally some of the best in the business of alpinism and rescue.
When Rockaboo started, my mission statement was: ‘To pull off cool missions in the mountains with people I like working with.’ I feel very fortunate to have done this over and over again with people that have an unbelievable ability to inspire and persevere through challenges.
I guarantee that our team will provide exceptional value and commitment to making you better in the mountains. Although the mountains will always be generous with their gift of humility, all of our programs are designed to equip you and your team with the skills and knowledge necessary to keep your options open and make good decisions in very real and amazing places.
I encourage anybody that is interested in exploring the more challenging side of mountain travel safely and efficiently to take advantage of this training program.”