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Winter Programs


Winter Programs 2019

"To master the snow first you have to master yourself"

"Bruce did my AST-1 last year and was an absolute beauty to spend time with. He is beyond knowledgeable and a very rad human! I am trying to plan my AST-2 with him this year it was that good". 

Cameron MacDougall 

Winter 2015

 

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Winter Programs


Winter Programs 2019

"To master the snow first you have to master yourself"

"Bruce did my AST-1 last year and was an absolute beauty to spend time with. He is beyond knowledgeable and a very rad human! I am trying to plan my AST-2 with him this year it was that good". 

Cameron MacDougall 

Winter 2015

 

Thinking of taking an AST Level 1 or 2 educational course? If so, why would you take it with anything less than a Professional Educator? Each course that is offered is based on the curriculum of Avalanche Canada, and has a certification upon completion. From this frame work I customize the deliverables so that you get exactly what you are looking for. A course that is as unique as you are - every time.

Custom dates available for your schedule.

My Winter Background

I have twenty-eight years of experience facilitating both AST 1 and AST 2 courses. My professional training includes a Level 2 Professional standing with the Canadian Avalanche Association,(presently participating in Level 3), a Master's degree in Leadership and Training, Life Coach, Ski Guide, Professor at Capilano University, and Advanced Wilderness First Aid. My philosophy on education and learning is that you learn the most by being experientially engaged, by asking questions, and making the decisions in a supportive and empowering learning environment. There needs to be an environment of trust, respect and a willingness to be engaged by both the educator and the student. We all have something to teach one another.

Both of these courses follow the format developed by the Canadian Avalanche Association, and upon successful completion you will receive a certificate of completion.

Avalanche Skills Training 1 $250

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
    •    Understand the basics of avalanche formation and release.
    •    Identify avalanche terrain.
    •    Know the steps required to plan and carry out a trip.
    •    Use the Avaluator 2.0 as a decision-making tool in areas where trips are rated using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and where avalanche bulletins are available.
    •    Find resources for obtaining ATES terrain ratings if their trip is not rated.
    •    Find resources for obtaining avalanche danger ratings and avalanche bulletins if these are not available.
    •    Use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain.
    •    Carry out a companion rescue.
    •    Understand the limits of their training.

Avalanche Skills Training Level 2 $550

This is an experientially based course delivered over four days in a variety of field locations, in either a two week end delivery format, or four days sequentially.

AST 2 Course Objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
    •    Use the Avaluator 2.0 as a filtering tool to determine when additional planning and travel techniques are required to travel safely.
    •    Be familiar with Avalanche Danger Ratings verification techniques for personal use on a local scale.
    •    Be familiar with the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) technical model as a means to develop personal, local terrain ratings.
    •    Use route finding to take advantage of nuances in terrain to manage personal risk.
    •    Use travel techniques in avalanche terrain appropriate to the avalanche conditions.
    •    Proficiently carry out a companion rescue.
    •    Understand the limits of their training.

Decision Making and Creating High Performance Groups $150

Time and time again the reason why most people get caught in an avalanche is due to human error! This is a one day course that is a combination of an indoor session, and an active outdoor afternoon session. The course is progressional and sequential from developing a better understanding of who you are in a  group context, the development stages of groups, and how to fast track the development of high performing groups.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them".

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Decision Making Guru - "the art of making decisions that keep you alive" $150

Why do we make the decisions that we do, and how to increase the odds in our favour of making the right decision. A one day course that will provide you with tools and the practical experience to increase the effectiveness of your decision making strategies, in all circumstances and situations. Find out why you make the decisions that you do, and how to reduce reacting to situations and becoming more responsive to what is. 

Home of the Winter Spirit - Day trip $175

There is a place just north of here that is considered to be the home of the "winter spirit". Every time that I have been here, which are now many, I can feel the power and the presence of something so much bigger than who I am. Join me on a day tour by ski to this mystical place where ravens soar, the wind tells a story and a deep sense of peace is felt within. Also some great turns and memories to be created.

We will do a small ceremony in our time here to honour this and to feel the connection to a truly sacred place.

 

"Warrior Wolf - a synergistic fusion for the most powerful you".

 

"Write your Legacy - this is Your Time

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Warrior Wolf - Exceptional Life Training


Warrior Wolf - Exceptional Life Training


Warrior Wolf Leadership Academy

Based on our unique Seven Waves of Personal Mastery curriculum, to facilitate deep, and lasting transformative change.

                                             "Don't die like an octopus, die like a hammerhead shark".

                                                                                                                                                                         

Leadership Development and Personal Power Courses

Influential Communication Skills

Self Mastery

Vision Quests

"Thrival" Courses 1 day to 10 days (can include a Vision Quest experience)

Warrior Spirit Quest Thrival Trek - 3, 5, 7, and 9 days - build your inner strength, resilience and mental discipline

Wolf Spirit Thrival Trek 3, 5, 7, and 9 days - build community, powerful groups while maintaining your true inner authenticity

 

 

 

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Leadership and Life Coaching


 Coaching for the most powerful you

What is Coaching?

"Coaching is a creative partnership with your client, focusing on designing and implementing specific, meaningful changes in your client's personal and/or professional life".

What makes Warrior-Wolf different, and right for you?

My philosophy is unique and simple. It is based on a life time of observing and being immersed in natural environments, from benign to highly dangerous, all with varied life lessons to teach, and opportunities to grow and evolve.

I have taken these experiences and synthesized them into a personal philosophy of life that is grounded in the natural rhythms of nature and applied them to us as individuals, and how we can live our life to achieve our highest potential and self understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Life Coaching


 Coaching for the most powerful you

What is Coaching?

"Coaching is a creative partnership with your client, focusing on designing and implementing specific, meaningful changes in your client's personal and/or professional life".

What makes Warrior-Wolf different, and right for you?

My philosophy is unique and simple. It is based on a life time of observing and being immersed in natural environments, from benign to highly dangerous, all with varied life lessons to teach, and opportunities to grow and evolve.

I have taken these experiences and synthesized them into a personal philosophy of life that is grounded in the natural rhythms of nature and applied them to us as individuals, and how we can live our life to achieve our highest potential and self understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching in Motion Programs

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us". Joseph Campbell

What if you were able to combine your favourite outdoor activities while being with a Professional Guide, Coach and Outdoor Educator - well you now can.

I am offering a diversity of programs that might be just what you are looking for. I have thirty two years of Professional guiding, and outdoor education experience and certified in ski touring, sea kayaking, paddle board Instructor, and Life Coach.

Each of the programs are customized to your specific needs and ability. Each program includes a prior needs assessment as to what you want to take from the experience, and also includes  post course wrap up and next steps action plan specific to you. 

The sea kayaking includes all of the paddling gear, including the kayak. The paddle boarding includes a paddle board and paddle. Each also includes a healthy snack, and drink for you. 

Day Ski Touring in the Backcountry $450

Full Day Hiking $450

Half Day Hiking$275

Full Day Sea Kayaking $450

Half Day Sea Kayaking $300

Full Day Stand Up Paddle Boarding $450

Half Day Stand up Paddle Boarding $275

(Group size 1 - 4)

Spirit Quests


Spirit Quests


Vision Quest Programs 2018 Dates coming soon

What is a Vision Quest with Warrior Wolf?

The theme of the hero myth is universal, occurring in every culture, in every time; it is as infinitely varied as the human race itself; and yet its basic form remains the same, to gain insight and knowledge as to who you are, and what your gifts are in this life.

The term "vision quest" was first coined by 19th-century anthropologists to describe the rite-of-passage ceremonies of certain Native American cultures. Traditionally, these rituals have been performed to mark significant life transitions or changes. Generally speaking, they are seen as both personal and collective events that are guided and witnessed within the community, and often involve the "quester" spending time alone in nature in search of a personal vision that becomes a vision to support the entire community

Individuals are increasingly recognizing that direct and immediate contact with the natural world promotes health and development, and that a disconnection from the natural world has negative consequences for human health and development. The documented benefits of spending time in nature include stress reduction, fascination and appreciation for the environment, a sense of competence and self-esteem balanced with a sense of trust in oneself and the world, a more mature morality and care for others, and a sense of awe, wonder, and sacredness. Direct contact with nature also leads to greater commitment to positive environmental action.

On a deep level, we seem to inherently understand the vital importance of these "marking" rituals, and how without them, there may be a tendency to move into unconscious and even destructive behaviours. Especially in challenging times, these ceremonies give us the opportunity to turn changes into sacred initiations -- empowering, humbling, strengthening, and enlightening us.

We live in a world marked by borders, borders between continents, people, and even between our own hearts and minds. And perhaps one of the most pervasive borders is the one we've mistakenly placed between ourselves and nature. 

A spirit quest with Warrior Wolf will bring that synergy of connection back into your life. The synergy of self creation grounded in Nature, how being connected to nature is a powerful life force, and source of energy that can be utilized as a powerful to act on your dreams.

Warrior Quest - 7 Days

This quest is themed on the modality and mind set of  a warriors approach to life, and how you can be this individual in your own life to manifest the goals, aspirations and dreams that you want to act upon, and create. Appropriate readings will be explored prior to the quest, and discussions will be focused with the intention of activating the warrior's strength within.

Wolf Quest - 7 Days

Many individuals feel alienated from nature, no longer dancing the primal dance of connection to the seasons, the patterns and the mosaic of the natural world. This quest is focused on bringing that sense of connection back into your life with your "wilderness within" so that you feel that sense of purpose, aliveness and a part of an infinite connection to life.

An Introductory Vision Quest Experience - 3 Days

Three days and two nights spent in the mountains exploring some of the questions that may tug at the edge of your consciousness. This quest is for those that wish to explore a deeper sense of self, with community support, and also the solo quest. The first day is spent working with you to develop the skills of map and compass, tarp setting, fire building and navigation so that you are fully prepared for your solo quest. 

The Vision Quest Walk - 1 Day

The Vision Walk is a journey upon the face of the earth, a ceremony of preparation, a pilgrimage through the mirror of nature. In the natural world, signs and symbols of your inward journey are reflected. The walk is a distilled version of the threshold phase of the Vision Quest.
During your walk, certain spirits or powers of nature, which typify the nature of your own “medicine power,” are attracted by and reveal themselves to you. With your help, they weave an allegorical or symbolic story which indicates your inherent gifts and future direction.

At a certain moment on your walk, you will find one thing, a symbol of meaning and importance to you. This one thing can return with you and become a symbol of your journey.


The beginning and the end (the “thresholds”) of your day walk are marked by ceremony. The ceremony that you perform at these points may be elaborate or simple, but should involve your focused attention and your gratitude to your Mother Earth for her teaching and safe-keeping. It’s appropriate to offer prayers in whatever way suits your beliefs and practices.


It is wise to keep a journal account of your walk and to be familiar with its basic plot—for it is a kind of “life story” and you are its hero/ine. Like your life, this story has a beginning and an end. Be prepared to share this adventure with a loved one or a close friend. They may be able to point out salient features of the story that you may have overlooked or forgotten.


The Vision Walk is an exercise of balance and awareness. It is not a challenging of the elements or the environment, nor is it an endurance contest. The walker maintains connection with the beauty of life and the reality of death as both are reflected by the world of nature.

 



 

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SE Alaska Paddling


SE Alaska Paddling


                                                              "The question isn't, Who is going to let me; it's Who is going to stop me? 

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South Alaska Paddling Programs 2018

Circumnavigation Admiralty Island - 30 days    (SOLD OUT)

Most of Admiralty Island is comprised of Admiralty Island National Monument, a federally protected wilderness area. Known to the Tlingit people as "Xootsnoowu", which is commonly interpreted as "Fortress of the Bears". Admiralty Island is the home of the highest density of brown bears in North America. An estimated 1,600 brown bears inhabit the Island, outnumbering Admiralty's population nearly 3:1. 

Our intended itinerary is a circumnavigation of the Island, with a stop over at the Pack Creek Bear viewing area, where the bears can be observed in their natural habitat fishing for salmon.

Baja Program

February - March 2018 - 35 days  (Sold Out)

An opportunity to paddle the most the northern section of the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Vermillion Sea, which is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. The Gulf is thought to be one of the most diverse seas on the planet, and the peninsula is the second longest in the world. 

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Sea Kayak Assistant Guide's Course


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Kayak Assistant Guide's Course


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is the result of living other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary".                                                                                                                                 Steve Jobs

 

                                                                  

 

 

"Discipline is remembering what you want"  David Campbell   

"The world tries to break everyone and some people are stronger in the places that were broken". Ernest Hemingway

 

Resources


Resources for You

Resources


Resources for You

Suggested Readings:

Seth Godin - The Icarus Deception
Susan Cain - Quiet The Power of Introverts
Bill Diffenderffer - The Samurai Leader
Durian - Prince and the King
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Matthew Crawford - Shop class as Soul craft
Richard Nelson - The Island Within
Benjamin Hoff - The Tao of Pooh
Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Krishnamurti - Education and the Significance of Life
John Heider - The Tao of Leadership
Stephen Cope - The Great Work of your life
Bill Plotkin - Wild Mind
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations

David Deida - The Way of the Superior Man

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

www.avalanche.ca

 

 

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