To provide mountain safety and climbing specialty services to the film industry. Yamnuska Inc. has been a leader in mountain guiding and mountain instruction since 1975. Yamnuska is the largest year round guiding service in North America that exclusively uses certified guides
Yamnuska site safety specialists and guides have worked on many feature films. The company carries wide-ranging liability insurance and permits to operate guiding activities in Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Kootenay and Glacier National Parks, as well as Mt Robson, Bugaboos, Mt Assiniboine Provincial Parks, Alberta Parks and in Kananaskis Country.
Guides and riggers working for Yamnuska hold extensive certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Canadian Avalanche association. They are internationally recognized professionals and renowned mountain safety experts with extensive experience in the film industry.
Yamnuska draws from an extensive pool of talented individuals who are industry experts in mountain safety. Our guides have experience with feature films and small productions, and are flexible and creative in order to bring you the safety and service required for your production.
Mountain Safety Coordinating:
We provide overall safety for your production in high angle terrain. A Mountain Safety leader will coordinate a safety crew in order to keep the film crew and talent as safe and protected as possible.
Our staff and guides will work with crew and talent in order to safeguard your production. This includes assessing terrain, avalanche risk assessment, safety rigging and fall protection.
Technical Consulting and Locations Scouting:
We will provide climbers and mountain experts to give you the reality and technical expertise required for the savvy viewer of your production. We work with local Location Scouts to enable stunning locations with ease of production set up.
Our guides are full time professional climbers, this is what they do for a living. They have extensive experience in front of the camera.
As mountain experts many of our film staff have stunt doubled and have the skills and experience to safely perform mountain stunts, such as jumps, falls and tumbles.
Safety and Stunt Rigging:
We can provide a broad range of rigging for climbing scenes and stunts.
Many years of experience teaching in the mountains allows us to provide applied training for actors so that they may portray credible mountaineers or climbers. This also ensures that actors and crew may safely operate in mountainous terrain.
Our guides are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, which is highly regarded and internationally recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. We are not union affiliated, however some of the guides are ACTRA members.
Guides have comprehensive rigging expertise and their focus is on risk management, mitigating and optimizing risk. We have a can do attitude, yet our goal is to support a safe and successful production.
We are the mountain experts.
Summary of productions Yamnuska has supported
Features and Movies:
|Dream Keeper||mountain safety and rigging|
|Jesuit Joe||mountain safety and rigging|
|The Last of the Dogmen||mountain safety and rigging|
|The Edge||mountain safety|
|The Virginian||mountain safety and rigging|
|The Claim||mountain safety|
|Snow Dogs||mountain safety|
|Little House on the Prairie||mountain safety|
|Touch the Top of the World||safety, tech consultants, training and stunt doubles|
|Everest 82||safety, tech consultants, training and stunt doubles|
|Twelve Men of Christmas||safety, rigging and stunt doubles|
|Bourne Legacy||mountain safety, rigging and helicopter safety|
|Sex and Sunsets||mountain safety, stunt double and rigging|
|Travel Alberta||mountain safety|
|Molson||mountain safety and rigging|
|Brita||cliff and river safety|
|Toyota||locations and light study|
|Everest Herbicide||mountain safety and stunt doubles|
|The North Face||mountain safety and rigging|
|Super 7 Lottery||technical consultant|
|Ford||mountain safety and stunt doubles|
|Intel||mountain safety and talent|
|Country Kids Music Video||locations and mountain safety|
|Canadian Adventure Guide||mountain safety, rigging and on camera|
|The Great Outdoorsman||mountain safety and rigging|
|Outdoor Photographer||mountain safety and on camera|
|Great Rail Journey (BBC)||mountain safety and rigging|
|Caitlin’s Way||mountain safety and rigging|
|Bring It On (BBC)||locations, technical advisor and on camera|
|Shoe Box Zoo (BBC)||mountain safety and rigging|
|Metcom Documentary||mountain safety and camera safety|
|Forthaus Falkenau||mountain safety, rigging and stunts|
|Adrenalin Junkie||safety, stunt rigging, talent training and on camera|
|What Shapes Our Earth (BBC)||locations and safety|
|Celebs Go Extreme||mountain safety and rigging|
|Extreme Frontiers||mountain safety and guiding talent|
|Amazing Race Australia||mountain safety|
|The Bachelor||mountain safety and rigging|
Please contact us for pricing at 1.866.678.4164
Per day pricing is based on an eight hour working day. Over eight hours we will pro rate by the hour for overtime. GST is not included in pricing.
Gear and rigging packages
We have gear for all your mountain safety needs. We can outfit crew with all necessary safety gear.
Gear and rigging packages will be custom quoted, dependent upon the production needs.