Avalanche Training Programs
Intro to Rock Climbing
May 25&26, 2013
Nelson Rock Crag
June 9, 2013
May 25&26, 2013
Gimli Peak Guided
June 29&30, 2013
Valhalla Provincial Park
Snow & Ice Course
Introduction to Mountaineering
July 14*-18, 2013
July 19-22, 2013
Drinnon to Gimli traverse
Aug. 1-5, 2013
Bugaboo Glacier Hut
July 15-18, 2013
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Gain the skills and knowledge needed to make backcountry touring a fun and safe experience….
Learn how to recognize hazardous terrain and reduce your exposure and risk to avalanches. Whether you are starting up or you are interested in deepening your knowledge Summit Mountain Guides has a course to suit your needs. Our recreational Avalanches Courses follow the Canadian Avalanche Association models. They are highly experiential and give you safe exposure to the local backcountry.
We provide professional instruction and training in terrain management, avalanche awareness and rescue. Our Instructors are full time professional with years of experience, industry training and a deep knowledge of safe backcountry travel.
Sign up for one of our AST programs and expand your knowledge & confidence…
Learn how to recognize & manage avalanche terrain, read & analyze snow pack information, choose appropriate up tracks, avoid avalanches and enjoy safer turns.
This introductory course includes 6 hrs of classroom with 10 hrs in the field over 2 full days. For reduced rate and time, combine AST 1 & 2.
Are you looking for the highest recreational avalanche training? Are you interested in boosting your skills before seeking further Industry Training Programs? The AST level 2 will deepen your knowledge, broaden your experience and skills for better decision making in avalanche terrain.
This 3 & 1/2 day program is the next logical step after completing the AST 1. Similar topics will be covered with more depth and emphasis on adapting personal exposure based on changing conditions & field observations.
This course provide the highest level of recreational avalanche training. It is also a stepping stone for further CAA industry training programs.
Interested in practicing and refining your rescue skills? Take this one day companion rescue skills course to install new confidence in your abilities and learn the most updated rescue information from a professional guide.
This course is designed for participants who have taken AST 1. This course is primarily a field program, expect at least 7 hours outdoors.