CAC AST Courses - Learn some tips on how to play safer this winter!
The Canadian Avalanche Centre “Avalanche Skills Training” courses. Brand new, we are offering the freshly minted Companion Rescue Course. It is a 1-day review, covering all facets of companion rescue, including the use of shovels, transceivers and probes as well as rescue strategies. This is a great review if you have previously completed a RAC or AST course. Course dates are on an as-needed basis and the cost is $75.00/person. This course is endorsed by the CAC.
The course focuses on understanding, recognizing & avoiding
avalanche hazards. We focus on terrain recognition, basic snow pack
structure, weather, safe route finding & avalanche rescue techniques.
"Together we have over 30 years of ski guiding and work in the
I absolutely loved the camp, and am definitely keen to come back again. Next time I will have a better idea of what to expect, in terms of preparing myself for it.
I liked the guide/client ratio at this camp - we were lucky, with only 11 "campers" - but what was nice, was the opportunity for folks to go off and do different trips, depending on their interest, fitness level, experience etc. I also liked the Snow School (have never done anything like that before) and especially the Rock School.
I had a great time at the camp--what made it special for me was the location, the small group of people, the guides and private time as well as mingling with others. I loved the luxury of the hot shower. You were incredibly attentive to detail and making sure everyone was looked after. The meals were perhaps too sumptuous.
I will definitely attend the camp next year and will encourage more people to come.
Thanks for getting our asses up to the mountains. We definitely needed to get away. We had a great time, the camp layout was spectacular, all the people were fun and very easy to get along with and the climbing was excellent. It was good to spend some time with you, it brings back memories of when Cass and I first got started with mountaineering. I discussed the camp pros and cons with a few of the clients and we all agree you really have a hit on your hands.
New for 2013
Looking for a different backcountry experience? Refreshingly new and tailor-made. Logistics and settings for the adventure you want! Check out the brand new 2013 mountaineering camp brochure. Experience the beauty of our pristine mountains by foot. Hikes and scrambles for those not seeking a climbing or mountaineering experience. Travel through rich landscapes, past glistening lakes to spectacular mountain summits.
The 2013 camp will be held in the spectacular and remote Sugarplum-Hatteras area of the Purcell Mountains featuring an abundance of wonderful objectives. The area is renowned for its excellent rock, similar to it's nearest neighbour, the Bugaboos. The routes vary from walk-ups to cool, technical routes. Our low client – guide ratio, 2-3 clients per guide/, will allow us a lot of flexibility with climbing objectives.
Hi Brad- thanks for an amazing week! Loved the experience. The camp set up was great and having fantastic meals and access to a shower was a bonus. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the choices for what we could do each day. Also- the staff was amazing- you chose an excellent team!