This demanding expedition travels on British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, including the Waddington Range, Whitemantle Range, and Homathko Icefield, for a monthlong experience in rock, snow, and ice mountaineering skills.
Mountains serve as the walls of your backcountry classroom as you learn skills that will let you explore them.
Photo: Alexis Alloway
Here you’ll get to experience some of the biggest and most remote glaciers NOLS travels on and you will have more time to practice actual mountaineering since these courses travel either in or out of the field via plane.
In this area of huge glacial plateaus, long granite spires, deep fjords, and snow-capped peaks along the rugged coast of British Columbia, you’ll learn what it takes to get a team ready to summit. Whether or not you’re the first one to the top, you’ll get to practice your newfound skills on at least one peak attempt.
With tons of technical glacier mountaineering and a chance to visit a place few people have ever been, this expedition is a true alpine adventure.
17 and over (Average age: 21)
June 12-July 12, 2013
June 26-July 26, 2013
July 10-August 9, 2013