Intro to Backcountry Cooking & Winter Camping-Alpinism 100
Intro to Backcountry Cooking & Winter Camping make up the baseline skills of Alpinism 100-Welcome to the Alpine! We worked on meal planning and cooking basics at Second Ascent; now we take our skills into the winter landscape of the Cascades! When we begin to climb and hike the high alpine peaks of the Cascades, Olympics and beyond we need to learn the basic skills of meal preparation, cooking snow travel and winter camp craft. The course focuses on movement skills on snow without an ice axe, snow anchors, basic map & compass, winter camp site selection and management. Once at camp we solve the mystery of how to cook your own lightweight, nutritious & delicious meals with a hands-on backcountry cooking class . What you’ll learn: -choosing the right stove for the right situation -how to plan a menu -what to pack -where to shop -how to cook your own delicious meals Included: Guide, group climbing gear, helmet, harness, carabiners, tent, breakfast & dinner Not Included: Transportation, , boots*, lunch/trail snacks, gratuities for guides and personal camping equipment.
We take responsibility of the environment seriously and learning how to take care of the environment is an important part of our programs. We believe there are 3 elements that make our trips special: Authenticity: We give you the tools to enjoy your adventure, and you will come away knowing that you were integral part of the experience. Environment: We travel in low ratios to minimize impact on the land and to give our clients the best possible experience while being mindful of the pristine, natural areas in which we travel. Ethics: Leave No Trace guides us as we travel to remote alpine regions. We follow the Seven Principles to avoid impacting these fragile ecological zones. We go to places that offer a rare glimpse into the beauty of nature whether skiing, climbing or trekking, and believe wholeheartedly that our impact should simply be making friends and leaving only footprints and good memories behind. To help facilitate Carbon Neutral Travel we teamed up with Sustainable Travel International. Through STI we can offer carbon offsets for all travel as well as finding philanthropic causes to help along the way.
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