Northern BC is like nothing you've ever experienced - big mountains, rich culture & more bears than people!

The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

A backcountry lodge in Canada that offers all the charm of a European mountain hut - all to yourself!

It's big. Much of it is alpine and glaciated. It appeals to stronger skiers.

Burnie Glacier Chalet is easy to get to - leave Vancouver in the morning and ski in the afternoon!

Beginner Rock Climbing Course

Dates: TBD

On the granite at Chist Creek near Terrace or the basalt of Owen Hat – for beginners of all ages.

Cost: $ per person

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Learn the important basics. Our training cliffs are an ideal place to learn technique. 

  • safety skills
  • moving on rock
  • rope handling
  • placing protection and building anchors
  • moving in a party
  • top roping
  • leading easy routes

The price includes:

  • instruction
  • rental gear as required

Not included:

  • meals and accommodation
  • access
  • 12% tax
 
 

My husband and I did the second half of the Donjek River route with Christoph Dietzfelbinger of Bear Mountaineering in 2010. This was our first trip with him but not our last, as we intend to do another in 2011. The trip was a complete success thanks to his expertise, organization, and personality. The equipment and food were great, his enthusiasm and experience inspire confidence, and Christoph is a charming and interesting fireside companion. We both unreservedly recommend Bear Mountaineering to anyone wanting guided wilderness travel in western Canada. 

Noni Fenwick-Wilson and Stirling Fraser, Comox BC