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 2018

Classroom sessions beging Aptil 11, 2018 and continue fro 5 weeks 

There will be 3 weekends

Snow and glacier travel  Rock climbing, Ice climbing

Dates will be announced shortly


$90 in course fees, plus:

  • All weekends are camping with fees of $20/weekend
  • You provide your own camping gear, meals and transportation (carpooling) to/from the mountains.

Gear Required

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

To Register

Registrations for this course are now open.  For general information and registration, please contact  safety  We look forward to seeing you out in the mountains!