Sierra Mountaineering: Glacier Travel

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$139 for REI Members

$159 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 8 people

The first step in your mountaineering adventure, learn skills and techniques for glacier & snow travel. Techniques will include crampon use, mountain axe use for self-arrest and self-belay, and backcountry snow travel. Discover proper nutrition, gear, clothing and well being for mountaineering endeavors.

  • Learn and practice techniques to safely ascend and descend snow slopes.
  • Learn and practice self-belay.
  • Learn and practice self-arresting.

What to bring with you


Class logistic emails will be sent out the week of your class. CA SNO-PARK Passes REQUIRED for each vehicle, available for purchase at your Sacramento Area REI. A daily pass is $5 or a seasonal pass is $25.

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No water onsite and bathroom availability is unreliable. CA SNO-PARK Pass REQUIRED for each vehicle and not available for purchase at the venue. Daily Pass: $5; Seasonal Pass: $25. Purchase a pass at REI Sacramento or online at