This course covers the basics of travel on snow. Many trips in the Sierra require traveling on snow, from peak ascents to backpacking journeys routed over passes along the Sierra Crest. Many passes are over 12,000 feet and snow can stay at these elevations through the middle of summer. Techniques practiced include use of an ice axe, efficient methods for walking up and down on snow, cramponing skills, travel roped together with other people, and belaying on snow. This course provides practical knowledge applicable whether you plan on climbing snow covered peaks throughout the year, or your backcountry adventures are mainly during the summer months with an occasional snowfield to negotiate.
Day 2 option: Snow Anchors & Crevasse Rescue
$130 per person per day(based on a minimum of two people)
Jan 26 2013
Feb 23 2013
Mar 2 2013
Mar 23 2013
Apr 13 2013
Apr 20 2013
May 4 2013
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