Course Basic Mountaineering Course BMC

May 28th 2022


May 28-29, 2022 June 4-5, 2022 (two weekends with a pre-course meeting, 24 participants)

Our basic mountaineering course is designed for new club members (novice climbers/mountaineers), to learn the skills necessary for safe travel in mountainous terrain. Mountaineering is a skill that takes years to become really experienced at, so our goal for this course is to simply make you confident enough with the basic skills. Following the course, you will have the experience to go on club trips and continue to learn.  After a few more trips, you will be able to come on club camps and hopefully lead some simpler climbs yourself.


  • Pre-Course Meeting (May 25, 7pm) – must attend – takes place in
  • Vancouver (Fjallraven 147 West Broadway)
  • May 28 Meeting point Seymour Parking Lot 8am
  • May 29 Meeting TBA
  • Meeting wed June 1: for crevasse training, location TBD
  • Meeting June 4: TBA but likely St. David’s Church parking lot at the Taylor Way exit of Hwy 1, see this Map
  • June 4-5 weekend is overnight camping, destination TBD based on weather
  • Wrap-up Meeting: Sunday June 5. Next Steps (location/time TBD)

Selection Criteria

In addition to signing up via the calendar, you must also fill out a Course Application Form to participate in this course.
Signup order (via the calendar) has zero significance for this course, as we use your application submission date instead. Our team will review and approve applications as fast as we can, following which you will be notified.
Lastly, you should download and read the course handout ahead of time.
Cost: $150.00

Cancellation policy

There are no refunds. If you have to cancel out, with the help of the leader, an alternate person who meets the prerequisites from the waiting list (if there is one) can be contacted. Transfer of payment is to be made directly between the two participants.

Community Contribution

A dozen or more willing volunteers, put in a thousand or more hours a year to make these courses happen, all of which include top-quality instruction at incredible value for money. We’ll literally share everything we know about staying safe in the mountains with you, because we want you to experience nature as we do.

That said, participation is a two way street, and if you’re going to take a course, we ask that you start thinking about ways to contribute back to the community also. Remember, we’re an entirely volunteer based community and this only works if everyone contributes!

Please consider becoming a trip-coordinator and hosting a trip (even just a simple hiking trip) when signing up for this course! You will be contacted by our Trip Director to prompt you to get a trip posted.

Guest sign-up

This event is full.