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Alpine Air Adventures

Specializing in Backcountry Skiing, Rock Climbing, and Mountain Climbing

Alpine Air Adventures is an independent mountain guiding business run by Jeff Bullock. I am a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, www.ivbv.info with my training and certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, www.acmg.ca and the Canadian Avalanche Association, www.avalanche.ca.

Alpine Air Adventures specializes in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses.

Based out of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alpine Air offers everything mountain. My main emphasize is to offer safe and unforgettable mountain adventures to my guests. With the allure of the mountains right at my doorstep I am always keen to take on any adventure and I am excited to have you along. Contact Alpine Air to begin organizing your dream mountain ascent or descent.

Who are the Guides?

As you look for a Mountain Guide to safely lead you on a mountain adventure there are a few things you will want to consider. Certification as an ACMG or IFMGA guide is the trade mark associations you will look for. The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides in association with Thompson Rivers University is where aspirants go to seek professional training. In Canada there are a few streams of certification guides can obtain; Ski Guide, this allows a certified Ski Guide to guide guests on snow with little technical terrain other than negotiating the snow covered mountains. Rock Guide, this lets the guide lead guests on instructional climbing courses, single pitch climbs and multi pitch rock climbs. The Alpine Guide, these guides are certified to lead and instruct guests on rock climbs, ice climbs, mountaineering and on glaciers in the summer.

The Full Mountain Guide is a guide who has completed all the above exams and has become a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. Throughout this process a number of other prerequisite courses are required in Avalanche forecasting and advanced first aid. Alpine Air uses only ACMG aspirant guides and fully certified ACMG/IFMGA mountain guides. When an aspirant guide is leading trips they are actively supervised by a full Mountain Guide with all logistics and skill development.

No matter which guiding company you choose look for the ACMG, IFMGA and CAA seal of a certified guide.

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