Mountaineering Skills - Snow Travel - Level 1

  • Participants

    Age 15 and up

  • Skill level : 2

    Intermediate

  • Fitness level : 4

    Vigorous

The use of an ice axe and crampons is critical to anyone who wants to be able to move with comfort and safety in the mountains. This course will prepare you to deal with high summer snowfields and start to develop the skills needed for mountaineering adventures. We will cover snow travel, self-belay with an ice axe, self arrest and crampon use. This course is appropriate for first time mountaineers or climbers looking to brush up on skills. This course is very weather and condition dependent and the curriculum will be adjusted to fit the conditions at the time of the course. The next steps in the mountaineering progression are the Rope Teams class followed by the Mt. Baldy Climb.

Gear provided by REI

  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Gaiters
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Hardware - All necessary.
  • Snow Anchors
  • Static Rope - Minimum of 100 feet for anchors and fixed lines.
  • Trekking Poles

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