Advanced Mountaineering Skills - Rope Team Travel

Description: This advanced course is designed as the next step in your mountaineering adventures after the Introduction to Mountaineering class. You will learn the skills and techniques for roped team glacier travel. This will include knots, rope management, snow anchors, walking belay and fixed line travel.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Practice techniques to safely climb and descend steep snow slopes
  • Learn and practice rope team setup and travel
  • Learn and practice movement through 4th class terrain

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
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ADVANCED MOUNTAINEERING SKILLS - ROPE TEAM TRAVEL

  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Advanced Mountaineering Skills - Rope Team Travel Gear List

Gear to bring to class:

(Required)

  • Hiking Boots
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Warm Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Pocketknife
  • Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
  • Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Matches or Lighter - A ten essentials item for backcountry travel.
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Gaiters
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Warm Gloves

(Optional)

  • Foam sit pad - Used for insulation when sitting in snow.
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Energy Snacks
  • Personal Camera
  • Personal GPS
  • Personal Compass
  • Thermos with warm drinks

Gear provided by REI:

  • Crampons - Spikes that fit on sturdy boots to help with traction on ice.
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Climbing Harness
  • Topographical Maps - Local course area maps.
  • Compass
  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Ice / Mountain Axe
  • Climbing Helmet