Reviews Archive - Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures


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Via Ferrata on Whistler

We had a great time doing the Via Ferrata in Whistler with the Whistler alpine guides! What a nice way to discover the mountains and to see amazing landscapes!!! June 2015... Read more / By Fanny- Sunny

Guaranteed experience you will never forget!

I absolutely loved everything about the Glacier Hike. It was an amazing experience and Eric the guide went out of his way to ensure it will be an experience I will never forget. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy hiking on a glacier but I also walked away from the experience learning so much knowledge ... Read more / By Tammy H

Stellar! …I learnt a ton!

I came in with AST 1 and limited skiing experience, eager to learn. The group was of mixed skill set and Phil did a great job of catering to all! I learnt a ton! I am was very pleased I finished with a private one on one day....really brought it all together. Read more / By Username: CVoeg

Ice climbing super course!! 5 awesome days of learning ice

I recently took the full ice climbing super course. I have no complaints! Only good things to pass along! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to get into ice climbing. We explored some beautiful climbing areas, learned from the seemingly infinite wisdom of our fearless guide, ... Read more / By Username: Jeanelle7

Great!… Very useful, efficient, and fun… highly recommended

I have taken a few rock/ice courses with the academy. All the guides are very knowledgeable, good teachers, patient and goal oriented based on the group/individual. Eric Dumerac (owner/guide) is a very accomplished all around mountaineer. He has setup numerous rock/alpine/mixed/ice routes in the ... Read more / By Username: Khash021

Great intro to outdoor rock climbing!

My sister recommended I do an introductory course during my stay in the Rockies area. I’d only ever gone indoor rock climbing and given where I was, it would’ve been an opportunity wasted if I didn’t do some outdoor climbing. My sister recommended MSA from personal experience and also from fri... Read more / By Ben T

Value for money…

Have some level of fitness? scramble experience? want to grasp rock climbing experience? like to know glacier and geology? here is your chance! hurry.... with many restraints attached feel the height and enjoy it for couple of hours. Value for money..... Read more / By Amir S

We would highly recommend this experience!

We had a great morning with Aaron who, in the space of a few hours, taught us the basics of top rope climbing! He helped us with clear instruction, useful details/techniques, and enthusiastic attitude. We had two adults and two children (10 and 12 years) in our family, and he handled each of us comf... Read more / By Grant H

Amazing Experience …Absolutely recommend this adventure

Our girls picked this so our family of four did the climb. What an amazing experience. Our guide Rupert was beyond helpful and made mom & dad confident that we could make it up. Awesome climb, beautiful views, challenging yes but the reward of standing on top of the hill was worth everything. BTW if... Read more / By Username: DwightSley

Something I have wanted to do since childhood

The people at Whistler Guides were very helpful with my questions (thank you Josie!) and after a few emails and phone calls I was able to figure out what I wanted trip was best for what I wanted. Mt Matier was a great trip, mainly because you get a full-on mountaineering experience, from hiking to a... Read more / By Tim_McCutcheon

Amazing Via Ferrata!! …breathtaking!!!

We had our first via ferrata experience in July this year and it was awesome. We don't have any rock climbing experience before but this is totally achievable. Our guide was great and the glacier/mountain view is just stunning and breathtaking!!! Read more / By Lily M

Again! Again!

It isn't often that I would return to Whistler within the same summer to do something out of my comfort zone - because I hear stress ages you fast - but I did! Let's make one thing very clear: I am afraid of heights. Anything more than five feet, I sometimes get a sense of vertigo and takes a lot of... Read more / By Evelyn C

Via Ferrata – amazing experience

We did the via ferrata tour mid-September 2014. Our guide was Etienne and we really want to thank him for such a great experience. He took the time to explain to us about Whistler glaciers (how they formed, how they move, the impact they have on today’s landscape, etc). Also introduced us to rock ... Read more / By Username: vegascanyon

Amazing… Enjoy the glacier water on the way up.

Myself and my two kids - ages 12 and 14 - all did the Glacier Hike. Our guide - IAN - was amazing. Took about 4 hours including the hike to the bottom of the glacier area, the chair lift down and the hike back to the lodge. They provide the hiking boots, the clampons (?) and the ice axe. ... Read more / By Patrick H

Significant and unforgettable

Our team had an intensive and highly instructive training in the high alpine with MSA lead guide Eric Dumerac, significant and unforgettable.... Read more / By Major, Canadian Army (name withheld)

We received amazing one on one instructor time

I recently did my Avalanche level 2 training with Whistler Alpine guides and it was money well spent. We received amazing one on one instructor time, feedback and helpful tips of the trade. Our snow conditions were terrible but our guide Eric kept us motivated and in high spirits. Worth it... Read more / By Jennie R