Intro to Mountaineering Outing in Oregon!

Portland, OR , United States

About Your Host

Kaf – (pronounced like cough) – is an old mystical Hebrew word meaning ‘the power to actualize potential.’ The Hebrew legend goes that Kaf is a sacred mythological mountain that surrounds the world and bounds the horizon. This mountain rests upon the emerald stone of sakhrat, which emanates miraculous power; together, their reflection makes the sky blue. Kaf Adventures is dedicated to self-discovery, wilderness skill education and leadership development through outdoor recreation, adventure travel, and wilderness exploration. We always strive to maintain an awareness of our impact on the natural environment and of different cultures we visit. Kaf Adventures arose out of the outdoor passions of owner and operator, Mick Pearson. Mick began studying outdoor recreation in 1997, and felt the value of experiential education while spending time with others in wild places. These experiences and interactions impacted his life, created a place for self-discovery, and gave him an appreciation for the natural world. Thus Kaf Adventures was born out of his experiences and has shared a parallel process with Mick’s journeys. What makes Kaf, Kaf? You, me and the places we go together! Kaf is all about community. Students do not just zoom in and out of our classes; they become members of the Kaf community. Though our adventures in nature, our community members form unique bonds with each other that continue to grow once back in the city. The 3 segments of Kaf: Outdoor Exploration, Adventure Travel, and Team Development. Within each segment you will find a place to learn, experience and reflect upon your daily existence.

What we'll do

There are many amazing experiences waiting for you now that you’ve taken Intro to Mountaineering Indoors! Prerequisites Intro to Mountaineering Classroom course, or equivalent. Get outdoors. Get climbing. Get educated! Once you’ve completed the Intro to Mountaineering Indoor class in Seattle, it’s then time to continue building upon what you’ve learned in the Pacific Northwest wilderness! You will do this during the Intro to Mountaineering Outing – a 4 day course designed to solidify and apply the skills taught during the indoor class. Get hands on experience preparing, traveling, navigating, using your gear, camping, cooking, and a summit attempt. Take the knowledge gained in class and transfer it to the real situations while trying to reach the summit during one of the climbs listed below. Take a look at the many valuable techniques you’ll learn during this course… The curriculum includes: Snow and Glacier Camping Rope Management and Glacier Rigging Navigation, Map and Compass Gear Packing and Equipment Choices Self-Arrest and Ice-Axe Technique, Crampons Mountain Weather Mountain Hazards and Safe-travel Practices Self-care in the Mountains Summit Planning, Route Planning Basic Emergency Response Expedition Behavior Equipment: You will receive a full packing list following registration, but please feel free to contact us with any gear or equipment specific questions you have. A brief list of what you will need to provide for yourself: Personal climbing gear – Multi-day pack, helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, glacier rig, ice tools, crampons Personal camping gear – Sleeping bag, sleeping pad Weather appropriate clothing *Rentals are available at a reasonable cost. Kaf Adventures had done it’s very best to create a rental program affordable to your needs. Included in Trip Cost: Professional instruction from full time mountaineering guides Passes and Permits All group climbing gear All group camping and kitchen equipment Dinners and breakfasts while in the field NOT Included in Trip Cost: Personal clothing, climbing, and camping gear Lunches, snacks, water carrying capacity Transportation. However, Kaf will assist in organizing a carpool. See further details below. Transportation We recognize that transportation can be tricky. Once registered, Kaf will provide information regarding meeting times, locations and any required parking permits. If interested in carpooling, we will orchestrate a meeting place between participants.



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    $800 USD

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    per person