Youth Alpinism

This week is specifically tailored to those 16-19 year olds looking to get a start in the mountains! A lifetime of joy, challenge, fitness and adventure awaits you in the mountains. Start off on the right foot. With us.

This week-long course for youth aged 16-19 is an excellent and safe way to start mountaineering. We highly recommend starting out right in the mountains, by learning proven safety systems from professional guides.

Gain fitness, self confidence, self awareness and respect for the mountains. Gain knowledge of how to be safe in the alpine while having fun with professional guides!

We attempt multiple summits throughout the week and teach you how to climb rock, ice and snow. We cover techniques for ascent and descent, route planning, safety systems, and all the techniques you'll require for safe mountain travel. We discuss mountain hazards, equipment selection and use, and navigation. The main focus of the week however, is climbing mountains and having fun!

Dates

Contact us for custom dates.

Price

$1350

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - meet in Squamish

Go rockclimbing

Learn basic knots, belay techniques, protection placement and removal, rappelling and crack climbing techniques

Food selection and purchase food for the mountains

Gear check

Day 2 - Drive and hike into the mountains

Establish camp

Learn navigation, glacier travel theory, roping for glacier travel

Day 3 - Learn ice axe and crampon use, snow/ice anchor construction, crevasse rescue, ice/snow climbing techniques, self arrest and glissading

Day 4 - Attempt a summit involving glacier travel and snow/rock climbing

Day 5 - Attempt a summit involving glacier travel and snow/rock climbing

Day 6 - Attempt a summit involving glacier travel and snow/rock climbing

Day 7 - Review and course close

Break camp

Hike out and drive home


Youth Intro to Rock Climbing

This program is for youth aged 15-19 who want to rock climb outdoors. We focus on safety systems, technical knowledge, climbing technique and fun!

This is an outdoor week of guided rock climbing for young people aged 15-19 wanting to get into outdoor rock!

We do bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, top roping and multipitch climbing! We teach you granite specific techniques and crack climbing skills, belay techniques, lead theory, multipitch techniques, protection placement and removal, anchor construction and retrieval, safety systems, and rescue techniques.

Come climbing with us, it'll be the best week of the summer! No experience required.

Dates

Contact us for custom dates.

Price

$1190 per person