Educational Seminars

Free learning and information sessions. Max 40 people/seminar.


A Functional Approach to Injury Prevention for Climbers: William Bateman

Saturday July 22nd 11:00AM – 12:30PM

We’ve all suffered from overuse injuries. They can be debilitating, painful, and a constant frustration. Learn to identify how climbing form breaks down, what are the problem areas in your training programs, how to address them and how to get your correct form back. Prevent injuries from creeping up. This is a hands-on workshop so come prepared to move your body!

William Bateman is a physiotherapist living in Squamish who owns and operates, a clinic and website designed to help climbers recover from and prevent injury, and overcome performance plateaus.

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Demystifying Myths in the Confusing World of Rehab: William Bateman

Saturday July 22nd 1:45PM – 3:15PM

Knowledge on how best to rehab injuries has never been so easily accessible. Unfortunately, there’s an obscene amount of misinformation that can be both deceptive and harmful. So let’s get to it and demystify the good from the crap. Bring your questions and get ready to have a lively discussion on what will actually help you rehab your climbing injuries.

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Making Your Food Work for You: Kavanagh Danaher

 Sunday July 23nd 11:00AM – 12:30PM

There are a number of functional foods that can be very beneficial to climbers or mountain athletes in general who are putting repetitive strain on their body.  This workshop takes a look at probiotics and phytonutrients and their benefits to the climber.  We will look at how to increase your intake of these foods in your diet as well as how they will benefit you in recovering from stress you put on your body.

Kavanagh Danaher is a Registered Dietitian who works with athletes to optimize their performance, prevent injuries or improve their fueling strategies during training, performance or recovery.

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Train Like an Athlete: Patrick Humphries and Jonathan Siegrist

 Sunday July 23rd 12:45PM – 2:30PM

We can all improve our climbing performance by looking to the fundamental principles of training: good movement patterns, consistency and correcting our weaknesses. This seminar will discuss some specific exercises but more importantly, look at the principles that enable long term gain. The how and why behind the need to treat ourselves like athletes.

Patrick Humphries is a CFES certified personal trainer and rock climbing strength coach. He believes that the biggest obstacle to long term improvements in performance are perceived physical limitations.

Jonathan Siegrist:  J-star needs no introduction!  One of the world’s strongest sport climbers shares tips and trick, to get you climbing harder.

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CASBC presents, route development and bolting ethics with Paul McSorley

SUNDAY JULY 23RD 9:30AM – 1:00PM

New to the Academy, the Arcteryx Bolting Clinic will offer a hands on experience to placing a bolt guided by Arc’teryx Athlete and ACMG certified guide Paul McSorely.Learning goals for the clinic include placement and preparation, best practices when drilling, equipment considerations and standards, and inserting bolt and hanger. Other topics discussed will include single vs multi pitch considerations, anchor placement, and bolting for safety.

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