RMS Summer Alpine Leadership Skills: Rock: 22 June 2019

Castle Mountain

Packed with three days of learning and practice, this course will take new and aspiring alpine leaders to new levels of confidence.

Day 1 of the course will focus on transitions, terrain management, and shortroping technique, as participants practice these skills on a full day ascent/descent (example venues could include Buller ridge in Kananaskis. or the lower part of the East Ridge of Temple).  Participants will then go on to practice these skills on Day 2, and build on these skills with techniques for more efficient movement (quick transitions, linking pitches) on Day 3.  Conditions permitting, Days 2 and 3 will take place on Castle Mountain (Eisenhower Tower, Brewers Buttress), with an overnight stay at the hut.


  • intermediate knowledge of alpine rock climbing techniques and systems
  • prior completion of an introductory rock rescue course or equivalent knowledge

To register your interest in this course, e-mail your full name with your answers to the following questions to coursesrms@gmail.com by Friday, May 31 -

  1. What were the most challenging three trips you've led?
  2. What knowledge or skills would you like to get out of this course?
  3. If you could lead some trips for the Section this summer, where would you like to go?

Lead Instructor: Jeff Bullock, ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Open to 4 participants

Contact info: RMS Courses Committee (coursesrms@gmail.com)

Course fee: $250 for RMS trip leaders (includes accommodation at the Castle Mountain Hut)


(info for members only)


Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Monday, June 24, 2019


3 full days

Members only