Our guide school is different from many others, the course is a 10-day course and offers students a basic skill-set to be used in the backcountry or the knowledge to continue in the guiding industry. The course is very intense and students will learn a lot of skills that can be applied to all areas in the backcountry. Whether your goal is to be a mountain hunting guide, trail guide or just obtain the knowledge of the backcountry this course will definitely be worth your time.
The course has been developed by Outfitter Vince Cocciolo. Vince has been in the Outfitting Industry for 22 years. He’s been fortunate to guide and hunt several places around the world. His knowledge of the backcountry and many years of owning and operating several guide outfitting territories in British Columbia and Alberta has lead him to construct a course that develops individuals understanding of the backcountry and obtaining the skills to pursue mountain guiding. Vince has obtained a BSc in Environmental Science and a Diploma in Renewable Resource Management and Fish and Wildlife Technology.
Dates: July 22nd – July 31st (10) days
COST: $1895.00CDN per person
$750.00 non-refundable deposit to book course limited spots available
The school will cover the following areas:
Industry Orientation and Standards
Mountain Guide – Equipment and Gear
Mountain Guide Paperwork
Horseback Equipment / Care and Safety
Horsemanship Skills – Handling Horse’s in the backcountry/ Horse Care / Basic Shoeing
Horseback Riding and Packing in the mountains
Horse Trailers – hookup – loading and unloading
Backcountry Survival Skills
Backcountry Safety: Bear Safety use of Bear Spray / Firearms
Backcountry Camp Operation
Backcountry basic cooking and menu planning
Backcountry Access – Locating Trails, Trail Building, Riding, Hiking
Power Tools / Maintenance and Safety: Chainsaws, Generators & Pumps
Firearms – Different Calibers, Horse’s and Firearms, Firearms Safety in the Field.
Wildlife – Locating Animals, Different Animal Behavior
Calling Wildlife – Specific to: Elk / Moose / Predator – lynx, bear, wolf
Mountain Camps – Knowing How to Set Up a Mountain Spike Camp
Guiding a Client: Client Management, Organization, Conduct, Maximizing Success.