Waddington Range Mountaineering

Credit: Robert Hakim

Waddington Range Mountaineering

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.

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 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, Canada, 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.



2018 Dates

June 6 – July 6, 2018

Tuition: $5,995

June 20 – July 20, 2018

Tuition: $5,995
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July 4 – Aug. 3, 2018

Tuition: $5,995
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All course information at a glance

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Equipment Deposit
31 days
Minimum Age
17 yrs.
Academic Credit
6 College Credits
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Environmental Studies

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Conway, Washington
Fly in/out
Seattle, Washington
Skills learned


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