Course Overview

Summer in the Mountains (SIM) is an introductory course designed to introduce people to the skills required for safe travelling in technical terrain in the mountains. It is taught by volunteers from ACC Edmonton.

The course consists of 5 classroom sessions (in Edmonton) and 3 skills weekends (in the mountains) that cover:

  • clothing systems

  • temperature regulation in the back-country

  • hypothermia

  • camping gear: stoves, tents sleeping bags

  • climbing gear: harness, helmet, ropes, belay devices, carabiners

  • travel on snow

  • crevasse rescue

  • rock climbing

  • alpine ice climbing

Classroom Sessions & Skills Weekends 2019

To be determined

Gear Required

Equipment for skills weekends must be either purchased or rented.  For a complete list of equipment, please see this document.

To Register

Course registration will be announced on the website and in the Breeze in the Spring 2019.