CSGA Summer Glacier Skills Course

This weekend, the CSGA wrapped up the annual Summer Glacier Skills Course. Current and aspiring guides took part to further develop their skills in glacier travel, mountaineering, rope techniques, crevasse rescue, and route selection to name a few skills. The group spent 7 days in the Monashee Mountains where they experienced fresh snow, sun and everything in between. MWHS Photographer John Schwirtlich was up for a couple days at the start of the week ,along with MWHS Senior Lead Guides, for Recurrent Training. In between training and trying to keep warm, he managed…Read more

Junior Glacier Skills Course – Level 2

Building on more than 20 plus years of adventure, exploration and teaching, the 2nd annual Canadian Ski Guide Association Level 2 Junior Glacier Skills course was held August 27th -30th  in Blue River. Led by Assistant Operations Manager Elias Ortner and by Senior Lead Guide Tim McLean, 4 students where challenged by tall peaks, deep glaciers and inclement weather. Course topics included rock and ice anchors, roped glacier travel, crevasse rescue, navigation and wilderness survival. Although camping for 4 days in snow, high winds and rain at 2400 m ( 8000’), all students were…Read more