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Every year, Summit Mountain Guides offers day and multi-day summer mountaineering courses in the Nelson area, the Canadian Rockies, the Coast mountains and the European Alps. Whether you are interested in trying this rewarding activity or have a specific learning goal, we offer beginner to advanced mountaineering courses for individuals, families and groups.

We offer a wide range of courses including: Introduction to mountaineering, Snow and Ice courses, Crevasse Rescue courses as well as personalized Alpine Skills courses. Summit Mountain Guides also offers backcountry ski-touring courses with professional ski guides throughout the winter on a daily basis or on weekends, near Nelson BC and Western Canada.

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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, …
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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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Bridge the gap between avalanche training, wilderness first aid, and backcountry emergencies…
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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 …
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Intro to Ski Touring and Backcountry Skiing

Intro to Backcountry Skiing

Get started the safe way! This one or two day introductory course focuses on safe backcountry touring practices. Participants will learn a great deal about …
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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 …
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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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Ski Mountaineering 101

An introduction to ski mountaineering covering the skills to plan & execute big mountain objectives. Learn a safe progressive approach to get after big peaks, …
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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 …
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