English + Climbing

An exciting course for students interested in experiencing the thrill of mountaineering and technical climbing while at GV Vancouver this summer. British Columbia is famous for its spectacular mountains from the Rocky Mountains to the Cascades and Coastal Mountains which tower high above the Pacific Ocean. This three-day Mt. Baker Climbing Skills Course is offered in partnership with North America’s reputable climbing school The American Alpine Institute See photos on our flickr site mountains and the Pacific ocean. The hike to the base camp in itself is an amazing journey up an enchanting trail buttressed by massive cedar trees, alpine wild flowers and cascading streams.

Certified and experienced AAI instructors introduce the fundamentals of mountaineering, glacier travel, equipment, and terminology universally understood in the alpine culture. The team has the opportunity to apply their new skills and do a guided ascent of Mt. Baker, one of North America’s alpine giants towering over 10,000 ft (3000 m) near Vancouver offering unique and breath-taking views of the Cascade ranges, Coastal mountains and the Pacific ocean. The hike to the base camp in itself is an amazing journey up an enchanting trail buttressed by massive cedar trees, alpine wild flowers and cascading streams.

Main Points:

  • Introductory course to technical climbing.
  • Included: 3 days training and ascent attempt of Mt.Baker.
  • Not Included: equipment (can be purchased or rented at the climbing school), transportation, accommodation and food.
  • No prior technical climbing experience is necessary.
  • Candidates need to be in very good physical condition and experienced in multi-day wilderness backpacking including outdoor skills in camping and knowledge of experience in extreme weather conditions and difficult terrain.
  • Offered in June to September. (min 6 persons)

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