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Summary

 Summer
  • 1 Person Only: $749
  • 2 People (Per Person): $399

Location: Blackcomb Peak   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Good   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: Previous hiking/backcountry experience  

Hire a professional guide for an exciting ascent of Blackcomb Peak via the classic Blackcomb Buttress route. We use the Whistler Blackcomb gondolas to start the tour and then hike and scramble to the base of the peak.

Don’t forget to also try our Whistler Peak Challenge Tour.

 

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Summer 2020 dates now available!

Early Booking Offer: Book by May 31st for arrivals between May 1st – September 30th and receive 15% off your booking!

Use Code: "SUMMER2020" when booking

Duration: 8 Hours / Departures: 8:30am

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

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Adventure Information

Our most popular mountaineering tour!

The approach is made easy by using the Whistler Blackcomb ski lifts and a hike to the base of the peak. One of our most popular rock climbing tours! The Buttress provides a mix of scrambling, and low fifth class roped climbing with short cruxes on beautifully featured rock and generous ledges for belays.

Exposure increases as the Buttress narrows the higher you climb. You do not need to be an experienced rock climber or mountaineer to tackle this climb. It’s an excellent one-day activity to round out anyone’s summer visit to Whistler.

It’s an excellent one-day activity to round out your summer visit to Whistler.

Important Information
  • Good fitness and agility is recommended.
  • All climbing gear is included, although it is encouraged to use your own if you have it.
  • Meals and transportation is not included.
  • Suitable for most youth 15 and up.

Other Mountaintop Tours: Glacier Ascent / Via Ferrata / Whistler Peak Challenge

*A Peak 2 Peak gondola ticket is required for this tour and is available for purchase through our office or online from the mountain.

Departure times are at 8:30am
Tour Check In:

8:30am tours meet their guide at 8:15am at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre down in the village.

Rentals: MSAA clients receive a discounted rental rate at Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Advance reservations are required to ensure there is gear available.

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures supplies the following items:

  • Satellite Phone / Spot / Radio
  • Rope
  • Climbing Rack
  • Harnesses
  • Helmets

Guests should bring:

  • 35-45 litre pack
  • Walking pole (optional)
  • Glacier axe
  • Crampons
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 1 double length sling
  • Glacier Travel Kit (if you know how to use it)
  • Clothing – base layers, insulating layer (synthetic or wool. Cotton is not recommended) and shell layer (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Spare base layer and socks
  • Warm gloves & spare gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen/lip balm
  • Water bottle – thermos recommended for hot beverage
  • Personal medications
  • Blister kit (second skin or similar)
  • Lunch and snacks

At the top of the gondola you will be in an alpine mountain environment where weather and conditions can change fast – it is best to be prepared with extra clothing layers.

How To Book:

• Choose a date thats best for you:

Please check the calendar via the Book Now button to check which days we run this tour.

• Gear up! If you already have the gear that’s great…if not we supply everything for you free of charge!

• Book yourself onto a tour using our online booking system!

*Tour subject to a minimum number of participants. 48 hour notice will be given if minimum number has not been reached

Tour Details

Dates: Offered from June – Early October.

Included: All safety equipment, hiking boots and Instruction.

Not Included: Transportation, Food.

Lift Tickets: A Peak 2 Peak lift ticket for Whistler Mountain is required for this tour. If you have not already purchased a lift ticket, these are available from our office or on www.WhistlerBlackcomb.com

Duration: 8 Hours.

Departures: Tour departs at 8:30am.

Location: Whistler Mountain Top.

Age Restrictions: Minimum age of 15.

Transportation: Transportation is not included on this tour. You may add transportation for this course for an additional fee.

Food: Food is not included on this tour. Please make sure to pack a good lunch with plenty of high energy food and liquids including snacks.

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).

Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.

Emergency evacuation insurance is compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

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All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.

Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA. We also accept bank e-transfers and cash.

• For 1-2 day adventures/courses booking must be paid in full.
• For longer adventures/courses a deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking.
• The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date.
• Bookings made less than 30 days before adventure/course must be paid in full.

Next day bookings are taken up until 5pm the day before any tour or course. *Subject to guide availability

Full Terms & Conditions

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability.  *Does not apply to first aid courses.

Late Arrival Policy

Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Tours

  • With less than 48 hours of the tour start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • With more than 48 hours notice:  We will reschedule or refund with no penalty.
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre-arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days of the course date: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days of the course date: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 19) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where a parent or legal guardian is not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well, they must sign a waiver and have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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