Another fantastic week was spent up at the Bow Hut on the Wapta Icefields last week with a strong group of aspiring mountaineers! Yamnuska Guides Nick Rapaich and Jason Billing spent the week teaching skills, summitting peaks, and keeping the group entertained with their enthusiasum and banter! The following review was submitted by one of the guests on our Intro to Mountaineering Course:
“This is my first course with Yamnuska but if the quality of program is as good as this one then I will definitely be a repeat customer and will recommend Yamnuska to everyone I meet. I have taken quite a few outdoor courses and Jason and Nick are BY FAR the most enjoyable and enthusiastic instructors I have had. They click very well together and it reflects in their work and on the group dynamic. The group fed off their energy making for many entertaining and memorable moments. I can say with confidence that I did not feel unsafe at any point during our week long adventure. Both guides exude confidence which is a rare quality. On the last night at Bow Hut I remember another group joined us in the Hut. I remember seeing envy in their faces as each one of them kept peaking over to look at our group. We were all laughing, smiling, and joking with one another, sharing stories and favorite moments about the day, and having a BLAST!!
Just before I fell asleep that night I remember hearing one of the group members stop Nick/Jason outside the dorm to ask what company we were with and how to get more information on Yamnuska courses which Nick/Jason provided in an enthusiastic and professional manner (Who WOULDN’T want to have as much fun as we were having?!). I’m sure you have a good idea of what I thought of the week but I feel that I have to say it again that Nick and Jason are amazing guides that present your company in a unique and very refreshing fashion. I wish I could shake their hands one more time to thank them for giving me one of the best experiences of my life! At the very least they deserve a very well earned pat on the back from you. The next time I take a Yamnuska course I am going to request that it be led by Nick or Jason.”
Greg – Calgary, Alberta