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Summer in the Mountains (SIM)

Spots are limited, so please register here.

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.
  • Classroom sessions (Edmonton) (5) on clothing systems, hypothermia, camping gear, climbing gear, and preparation for outdoor Skills Weekends.
  • Glacier Travel Weekend (Icefields Parkway). Practice glacier travel skills and crevasse rescue systems used on Edmonton Section trips.
  • Outdoor Rock Climbing Weekend (Jasper). Climb outdoors!! This weekend includes top-roping, belaying, anchors, rappelling and escaping a belay.

$190 Full Course
Includes: Classroom sessions, course notes, your own copy of freedom of the hills, and two weekends of camping fees.  
Does not include: gear, rentals, food, transportation.

$60 Crevasse Rescue refresher only
Includes: Camping, Instruction
Does not include: gear, rentals, food, transportation.


Classroom Sessions:
EHCA Room 1-490 ( 11405 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9 )
Dates: March 22, 29 April 4, 11, 19 2017
Time: 7 - 9 PM

Skills Weekends:
Crevasse Rescue: April 22
Rock Skills Weekends: One of April 29, May 6, May 27th

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

To Register:

For general information, please contact  We look forward to seeing you out in the mountains!