Ice Climbing 101
Let’s get a good footing and swing! We are personally excited and motivated to climb ice in Washington, and would enjoy nothing more than teaching you the skills how to do so. Our ice climbing instructional courses were created for complete beginners and intermediate climbers as an experience to get outdoors, push your perception of comfort, and learn more about the world of ice climbing. If you have not climbed before, not to worry, this is the course for you. Join us as we learn the art of climbing and help you experience the thrill of the first swing of an ice tool. At the end of this course, participants will be introduced to the gear and techniques specific to ice climbing as well as the opportunity to get enough time in to realize your hooked. Course Objectives: Clothing and equipment selections Great ice climbing locations around the Pacific Northwest Proper site selection for safety and climbing abilities Ice climbing techniques Pre-requisites: None Equipment Please contact us for the appropriate clothing and gear lists for the course. Don’t have all the items on the list, not to worry; we’ve got you covered. Check out our rentals page for great gear from our partners. Included in course cost All group climbing equipment (ropes and shared ice tools), professional instruction. NOT included in course cost Boot and crampon rental (available on our rental page), gratuity for instructors, money for stops along the way. 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. Next Steps: If you want to keep the fun going check out our Ice Climbing 201.
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.
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