Canadian Rockies Mountain Skills Semester

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The Mountain Skills Semester is designed from the cumulative experience of over 35 years as Canada's top mountain guiding and instruction school. Over 90 percent of the semester is spent outdoors learning the skills and techniques to make you a competent and confident rock and ice climber, mountaineer and backcountry skier. These skills are presented in a logical progression from basic safety protocols and technical gear handling to intermediate and advanced techniques.

This proficiency is reflected in the certifications that you receive upon completion of the semester including:
• 80-Hour Wilderness First Aid Certificate
• Avalanche Canada’s Avalanche Skills Training Levels 1 and 2
• Interpretative Guide's Association Apprentice Interpreter Accreditation
• The Yamnuska Canadian Mountain School MSS Certificate

With these certifications and experience our students can go directly into working in the outdoor tourism and recreation industry.

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The canadaian rockies are not something to be missed. Seriously, once in a lifetime experience. I would not trade this for the world. If I could suggest one thing, it would be that the trips could be more organized. I learned many mountain skills and the people I met were so so so nice. I want to keep in contact with them forever. My brother also came on the trip with me. He got a little bit sick, but everyone was super nice to him.