Guided Ski Touring Trips - Explore Whistler's Backcountry

(604) 938.4056

DSK Guiding Provides Guiding, Training and Instruction in Hiking, Backcountry Ski Touring, Sea Kayaking, Navigation, Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue & Avalanche Safety. 

Callaghan Mountain Navigation Program - Nov 25th, 2018 (FULL)

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Callaghan Mountain Navigation Program - Nov 25th, 2018 (FULL)



November 25th, 2018 - full

December 5th, 2018 - only a few spaces remaining

This full-day clinic will provide participants with classroom theoretical review and on-the-snow practical skills:
-printed topographic map layout to form an understanding of projection, datum, scale, distance, and contour lines
-referencing location through Lat/Long and the UTM grid
-understanding components of standard handheld compasses
-adjusting to the local magnetic declination to be able to follow a bearing off a map
-use of resection/triangulation

These skills will be brought together for modern navigation using digital maps stored on personal phones for the purpose of navigating with the units GPS/electronic compass and altimeter.  

Instructor Bio:  Dave Sarkany has lived in Whistler for 27 years.  He has been very active in the mountains and on the ocean throughout the region since the early 1980’s., and has specialized in guiding for the last 20 years.  In the mountains Dave is recognized as an ACMG Ski Guide and Hiking Guide(Association of Canadian Mountain Guide) and a CAA Professional Member (Canadian Avalanche Association)

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  • AT Skis & Skins, Splitboard & Skins, or Snowshoes

  • Compass/Phone

  • Clothing for winter environment in temps down to -15

  • Pack Lunch and snacks

Dave will be equipped with guide pack (first aid/communications/repair stuff)

  • Moderate fitness needed  (wont be going far)

Clinic offered Sunday, November 25th, 2018

  • 7:00am sign in 

  • 7:15am class-room theory

  • 8:30am depart in snowcat to lake

  • 9:15am on-the-snow field class

  • 2:30pm ski back to base (mechanized transfer available to snowshoers)

  • 4:00pm end of day Q&A

$126.50 per person (includes Snowshuttle Seat & Ski Callaghan trail pass)

*Online Bookings required
**All participants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability>>
**All Bookings are non-refundable an non-transferable, including in scenarios of late arrival
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