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CRMG Courses - Winter / Summer / Avalanche AST
Winter Avalanche Courses
AST 1 Avalanche Skills Training 1 - Canmore / Calgary
You will also learn the most current and effective techniques in avalanche companion rescue where in the unlikely event that things were to ever go wrong, you are equipped with the knowledge and hands on skill to deal with an organized avalanche response.
AST 2 Avalanche Skills Training 2 - Canmore / Calgary
The AST Level 2 is all about taking the information you’ve learned on your AST 2 and taking it to the next level in a more complex mountain environment. You will be in real avalanche terrain making real decisions about how to move through that terrain while learning concepts which minimizes your exposure when its most important.
Ice Climbing Courses
Basic Ice Climbing Day Course
This program is designed to get you started ice climbing if you are brand new or relatively new to the sport. You will learn about ice climbing equipment and how to walk in crampons as well how to swing tools, front point, and transition into stances while staying in balance.
Learn to Lead Ice Climb Course
Taking the step to learn how to lead ice how lead ice is a profound leap in terms of skill and confidence. Leading ice is serious business and it requires commitment and the appropriate set of skills to move safely over this complex terrain.
Learn to Lead Multi-pitch Ice Climb Course
This program is for ice climbers with an experience level where they able to competently lead single Grade 3 or 4 ice routes minimum. You do not have to have necessarily climbed multi-pitch routes in the past to take this program.
Rock climbing Courses
ROCK CLIMBING DAY EXPERIENCE
This day will give you an introduction to sport of rock climbing.
You can expect to learn the fundamentals of safety and how to use the equipment in stunning settings around the Banff, Canmore, Kananakis or Lake Louise areas of the Canadian Rockies.
LEARN TO LEAD SPORT CLIMB
This program will provide you with the skill set required to learn how to lead on bolted sport routes or more popular termed sport climbing.
We will discuss site safety, hazards will identified, discussed and managed appropriately. On this as in all of our programs, we will work together to mitigate those hazards with situational awareness, good technique and personal protective equipment.
LEARN TRAD ROCK 101
Leading with 'trad' or traditional gear involves an extensive skill set, very solid movement skills and poignant protection placement strategies. This program is considered an intermediate to advanced level program so participants will want a few years of climbing experience which include being able to competently climb up to 5.8-5.9 sport routes and have a rudimentary understanding of anchor systems.
ROCK RESCUE SKILLS
Rock climbing is a subset sport of Alpinism - the main credo of our sport is self reliance. Multi-pitch rock climbing and big alpine wall climbing requires lots of experience, planning, a solid partner and a diverse set of skills not the least of which is be able to deal when things go sideways.