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Build leadership and team skills while enjoying the outdoors!

Summit Mountain Guides offers leadership training programs and team building courses near Nelson, BC and Western Canada. Challenge yourself and peers on a team building program on our mountains skills leadership camp, learning-to-backpack challenges, or ascend mental and physical heights on a rock climbing program.

Please contact us for more information or to discuss how a program can be developed to suit your needs.


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Programs can be customized to suit goals, skill and age level. View the range of standard climbing, mountaineering, hiking and outdoor adventure courses we offer below.

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Advanced Mountaineering

This 4 day course is for people interested in fine-tuning their existing mountaineering skills & bringing them up to the next level. On this course, you will learn modern advanced mountaineering skills from professional mountain guides.

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Advanced Rock Skills

Our line of advanced rock climbing training programs include skills like; lead climbing, advanced movement skills, traditional gear & anchors, multi-pitch climbing systems, aid climbing, rock rescue & more.

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Avalanche Skills – AST 1

Learn the basics of safe winter travel in avalanche terrain. Knowing more saves lives…

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Avalanche Skills – AST 2

Deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspective and refine your decision making skills in avalanche terrain leads to serious fun!

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Companion Rescue Skills

The CRS is a one-day, field based, refresher of current rescue skills, preventative measures and modern technology to maximize safety.

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Crevasse Rescue

This 1 day course is designed for mountaineers & skiers interested in learning the skills required for safe glacier travel and crevasse rescue.

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Day Skills Series

Our Day Skills Series is for people interested in acquiring or refreshing very specific mountaineering skills. It is a 1, 2 or 3-day series where participants can choose from various skills.

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Intro to Ice Climbing

Join highly qualified instructors and guides on this exciting 2 to 3-day introductory ice climbing program. The focus of the intro course is to give you the basic skills and confidence with modern ice climbing technique on vertical ice and mixed terrain.

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Intro to Mountaineering

This 4day course is a comprehensive introduction to general mountaineering on rock, snow, glaciers and mixed terrain. It is designed for people with minimal experience interested in acquiring the basic skills and knowledge to start mountaineering.

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Intro to Rock Climbing

This 1 or 2 day beginner program is for families, groups and individuals wishing to safely learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing.

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Lodge Based AST Courses

Avalanche education by immersion! Take our lodge based AST courses and deepen you knowledge by immersing yourself in a remote backcountry lodge.

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Managing Avalanche Terrain

The MAT is a one-day, field-based course, designed to expand on the terrain management skills taught in the AST 1 course.

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Rock Rescue

This one-day course is an introduction to improvised rock rescue skills. Topics include rope ascending, escaping the belay, load transfers, raising and lowering systems along with troubleshooting various scenarios. Intermediate to advance climbers welcome.

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Rock Transition

A one day course focused on basic safety for outdoor top-rope climbing practices with an introduction to lead and multi-pitch climbing standards.

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Snow & Ice Focus

This 3-day course is a condensed introduction to mountaineering with a focus on snow, ice and glacier travel skills. It is specially designed for motivated students just starting up or people with previous exposure to mountaineering & rock climbing looking to refresh specific skills.

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