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 very keen, and worked hard. The next course in the Junior CSGA program is an intro to winter mountain travel set to take place in April of this year.

Thanks to Mike Wiegele and staff for his assistance with the course.

Here is how the course went in pictures. Enjoy!

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