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

Lectures start April 16, weekends are May 4, 5 and May 25, 26 or June 1, 2.

Gear Required

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

To Register

Please contact to register or for more information.