A fantastic 'Intro to Snow Climbing'
Did a 1 day Intro to Snow Climbing course with Miyar Adventures, led by their lead guide Glen Young and it was certainly the best introduction I could have had. The course covered a wide range of skills including snow travel safety & gear, using crampons & ice axe, and several techniques like plunge stepping, kick stepping, traversing a slope using American and French techniques, balancing & self arrest with an ice axe. Despite being a very accomplished and knowledgeable mountaineer, Glen is very down to earth and always happy to share his knowledge. He strikes the right balance of using his leadership skills to guide and manage a group and using humour to keep the day enjoyable even while learning some life saving skills. I look forward to more adventures with Miyar and Glen this year.
I stumbled across this outfit on Facebook offering an adventure I always wanted to try - snowshoeing and snow camping. I did a little research and all I could find were 4 and 5 star reviews, fishy right?? WRONG! These folks are truly GREAT! They not only sent us a packing list, but had a gear check as well. They provided tents and other items. I rented snowshoes and poles for a very reasonable price. Our guide, Glen, was very well organized, prepared, and beyond patient. He took every opportunity to teach us about avalanche danger, snow walls/shelters, snowshoeing, and snow camping that he could. It was an incredible experience, not just educational but fun. They kept the group small, there were 6 including our guide, which was ideal. I can hardly wait to go out with them again. Highly recommended!!