Course Overview

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

The course consists of 5 classroom sessions (in Edmonton) and 2 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

Classroom Sessions & Skills Weekends 2017

Classroom dates and times, as well as the skills weekends, have not yet been arranged for 2017.  Please check back with us regularly, and watch The Breeze for an announcement when sign-ups are opened!


$90 in course fees, plus:
  • Crevasse Rescue Wknd: $100 (Includes camping fees & supper Saturday night)
  • Rock Skills Wknd: Camping Fees $20/pp/wknd
  • You provide your own 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 not yet open.  For general information, please contact  We look forward to seeing you out in the mountains!