Mountaineering Foundation Skills

Course Details

Course Details

This course will provide the participant with the fundamental skills of mountaineering. For those looking for avalanche courses, please click this link for our Avalanche Canada AST courses found here.

We will provide you with the following:


Ice Axe



Ice Screw

You will need:

Mountaineering Boots
Daypack (30-40 litres)
All Meals (including lunches)
Water bottle
Headlamp (with new batteries)
Blister kit
First aid items

Trekking pole (optional)

Skill Level

This course is purpose built for beginners or for people who may have some previous exposure to mountaineering in the past, but want to revisit or enhance their mountaineering skill set. By the end of the course you will comfortable with the basics of mountaineering.


This course will take place at the Columbia Icefields Center in Jasper National Park. We will camp at the Icefields campground for the weekend.


This is a 2 day course that takes place typically on a weekend with a 4:1 ratio with an ACMG Mountain Guide with over 22 years of guiding and instructional experience.

Course Costs

Group Size
Day Rate
Price Per Person




*Please add 5% sales tax to the above amounts. *Additional expenses such as food, gear rental, park fees, transportation or accommodation not included. 4:1 Student to Instructor Ratio

Course Dates

Course Information

Our Mountaineering Foundation Skills course will introduce you to the world of general mountaineering and mountain climbing.

On this 2 day technical mountain climbing course, you will receive instruction on techniques for ice and snow climbing for beginners, an understanding of safe glacier travel and crevasse rescue. You will learn current mountaineering techniques as well as gain an understanding of how mountaineering equipment is used in practice.

This mountaineering skills course is designed for people with no mountaineering experience. Many of the folks who  seek this kind of course often are from a background of hiking, scrambling or rock climbing.

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