$500 per group up to max of 3 people

Learn the skills to get up and down the steeps with confidence. Take your backcountry experience to the next level.

Learn the ropes literally!

This tour will introduce you to the skills required to ascend and descend steep terrain safely. Lean rope techniques and equipment use that can help you move up and down more committing terrain with confidence.

This is a one day course that runs locally that will introduce you to the above skills.

The focus of this course is to introduce you to the equipment and techniques that can aid in moving into steeper more serious terrain. As this is the focus of the course the day is spent working on rope techniques including anchor building, rappelling, lowering and basic rescue skills. Crevasse rescue skills are also covered it requested.



OR.. in Person at SOS Gear in Courtenay (206-1995 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay)

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To Register for a course simply click the button below. You will be redirected to a Registration Form where you can fill in your information as well as directions for payment. All payments are done via email transfer (keeps all of our costs down) or in person at SOS Gear in Courtenay.

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Prerequisites for this course?

ToYou should be a confident skier in backcountry ski conditions and comfortable in terrain up to 40-45 degrees

  • This course requires you to travel on touring skis or split board.

  • Technical equipment is provided if you don't have any.

  • You need to love to ski!


Steep Skills / Technical Rope Skills. COURSE NOW FULL

This course is running in December on a weekday. Specific date TBA depending on snow conditions. We have one more spot to fill for this custom course that will drill into the specific ski related rope skills from lowering, rappelling and cliff / crevasse rescue.

You will also get the chance to strap on the crampons and start climbing for your turns!

Steep Skills / Technical Rope Skills. NOW BOOKING ANOTHER DATE

We already have a full course going and are now booking for another. Contact us for more details!


Steep Skills / Technical Rope Skills

Topics covered ( Remember this is often a custom course!)

  • Gear selection

  • Steep snow Climbing skills

  • Rope use for going up and down steep sections

  • Cliff / Crevasse rescue techniques

  • Steep skiing techniques (when to pull out the rope!)

  • Self arrest

  • Lowering

  • Rappelling

  • anchor construction

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