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Mountaineering Climbing Courses

We have designed mountaineering courses for all levels of experience!

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MOUNTAINEERING CLIMBING COURSES

At Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures, taking people into the mountains is how it all started. We are pleased to be one of the go-to guiding companies for Squamish & Whistler Mountaineering. We love to take people into the high mountains on treks they will always remember. Our top guides know the terrain and the best route options.

If you don’t see the ideal Squamish or Whistler mountaineering course listed below, the team at Mountain Skills Academy is happy to put together the ideal course for your time available, skill levels, and goals.

May - Sep

WILDERNESS SAFETY & SURVIVAL

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

This course provides the base of essential skills required to confidently venture into the British Columbian forest and sub-alpine zones.

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All Year

MOUNTAIN NAVIGATION

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None

In this course, you will learn to recognize changing hazards, navigate with a map and compass, and build a travel and safety plan for diverse alpine terrain regardless of conditions and visibility.

Apr - Sep

SUMMER CREVASSE RESCUE & GLACIER TRAVEL

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: None

This comprehensive Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course is the industry gold standard for mountaineers, alpine climbers, mountain hikers and runners.

Jun - Aug

Intro to Basic Mountaineering

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Crevasse Rescue is an Asset

This 2-day Intro to Basic Mountaineering course teaches you to begin exploring the mountains with confidence. 

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Jun - Aug

Intro to Alpine Rock

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Trad & Multi-pitch skills

Summit success on alpine rock routes depends on the safe, well applied and timely management of several specific skill sets, very different from typical rock climbing.

All Season

Crevasse Rescue Refresher

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Crevasse Rescue Course

This one day course reviews the rope skills you previously learned in the full 2 day Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course.

All Season

Private Mountaineering

Duration: Various

Prerequisites: None

If you have a route or objective in mind that you don’t see listed on our site, why not consider taking a privately guided trip to help you achieve your mountaineering goal.

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Dec - Apr

Ski Mountaineering

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: AST1, Backcountry Experience, Crevasse Rescue is an asset

Summit success on alpine rock routes depends on the safe, well applied and timely management of several specific skill sets, very different from typical rock climbing.

Dec Apr

Winter Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites:Strong Intermediate Ski/Board Level

Learn to be self-sufficient with our Winter Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course.

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Mountain Navigation

Ability: Beginner

Duration: 2 Days

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: None

This course will also cover whiteout navigation and contingency planning, essential skills for backcountry skiers, mountaineers, and alpine hikers.

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Intro to Basic Mountaineering

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 2 Days

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: None

This 2-day Intro to Basic Mountaineering course teaches you to begin exploring the mountains with confidence.

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Intro to Alpine Rock

Ability: Intermediate

Duration: 2 Days

Fitness: Good

Prerequisites: Trads & Multi-Pitch Asset

Summit success on alpine rock routes depends on the safe, well applied and timely management of several specific skill sets, very different from typical rock climbing.

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Private Mountaineering & Instruction

Ability: Various

Duration: 1 Day

Fitness: Average

Prerequisites: None

Instruction is professionally provided in the safest and most supportive environment by our certified ACMG and MSAA guides and our cutting-edge curriculum.

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