Intro to Mountain Climbing: Weekend Edition. Alpinism 101
Intro to Mountain Climbing – The Weekend Edition is designed with the busy person who does not have enough vacation time to give up for their alpine education. Our Weekend Alpinism 101 begins with: 2 days of snow and rock climbing at Snoqualmie Pass covering basic knots, rope and movement skills. The next weekend alpine instruction covers glacial travel up in Boston Basin and offers a chance to summit Sahale Mountain to develop the ability to climb in mixed terrain. The third weekend takes us to Baker we learn crevasse rescue skills and incorporate the philosophy of fast and light alpine climbing in the rugged, glaciated North Cascades. The topics taught include: rock, snow &, ice climbing techniques, equipment choice, anchor systems and self-rescue techniques. We keep the Intro to Mountain Climbing-The Weekend Edition small to facilitate a better learning environment. This course is the baseline for all our bigger climbs and more advanced courses. For new climbers looking to be independent, this program offers self-rescue skills necessary to manage the risks of a crevasse fall in the high alpine of the Cascades. With the addition of 1-2 days this intensive training program will include summit attempts ascents of Mount Baker or Sahale. This course is perfect training for Rainier and high altitude peaks that prepare your for your own personal ascent goals. Included:Park fees, group climbing equipment, and guide services. *(meals while on the mountain, tents, stoves, cook kits and personal climbing equipment rentals available) Not Included:Ground transportation airfare, transportation within Seattle, hotel accommodations, restaurant meals, gratuities for guides, meals while on the mountain, tents, stoves, cook kits, and all personal items.
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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