Introductory Courses

The Section's suite of introductory courses seek to help our new members gain the skills they need to participate on club trips to the mountains. 



Summer in the Mountains

Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Glacier Travel

Summer in the Mountains teaches the skills required for summer mountaineering, rock climbing, and glacier travel.



Winter in the Mountains

Ski Touring, Splitboarding, and Winter Camping

Winter in the Mountains introduces students to ski touring, splitboarding, and winter camping.  Students are encouraged to take an accredited avalanche course from Avalanche Canada in parallel with this course.



Winter on Ice

Waterfall Ice Climbing

Winter on Ice exposes students to waterfall ice climbing.  With an emphasis on proper climbing technique, the course sets students up to develop their skills on further club trips.