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VIA FERRATA

Climb using iron rungs while safely attached to a cable. Get to the top ‘the iron way’ on our most popular adventure!

ROCK COURSES

From your first time climbing to gaining advanced skills. Learn the ropes from a professional guide.

GLACIER TOURS

Discover a 12,000 year old glacier. Play on the summer snow, or climb to the top in a rope team, or slide to the bottom on a thrilling glissading tour.

Group Tours

Conferences, teams, schools, corporate events, weddings and media enquires

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Getting the Rock Climbing Season Started

Spring has sprung early on Canada’s West Coast. There’s still good ski touring to be had at the alpine elevations, yes. But with snow packs in the valley bottoms quickly disappearing, summer recreation sports are already kickstarting. Warm sunny days have dried out the crags and the climbers are already clamoring over the available routes. So to help you get fit and ready for summer, here’s our advice for an early start to rock climbing season. Start with a proper fitness base Base fitness is

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Photos in the backcountry: Doing it Right

The art of outdoor photography may have been appropriated by Instagram, smartphones and an endless competition for likes, but coming home from a trip with quality images is still one of the rewarding experiences of spending time in the mountains. Digital photography is within everyone’s reach these days with image sensors in phones having the same pixel count as many Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras did just a few short years ago. Yet despite all the technological advances with these devices, good photos still

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Keep Your Avalanche Skills Sharp This Winter

One of the first things that new winter backcountry travellers learn about avalanche education is that it’s lifelong. Courses and certificates represent certain milestones, yes. But veteran avalanche forecasters are constantly combing weather reports, gathering snowpack data and retraining their rescue skills on a daily basis. As recreationists touring on weekends and days off, we can’t expect to spend as much time with our heads buried in the snow as the guides and industry professionals. However, avalanche knowledge and rescue skills are in the “use

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