This class will consist of some of the basic’s of mountaineering to include, rope work, knots, how to use fixed lines, how to Jumar, basic glacier travel, basic crevasse removal to include a prusik climb and a rappel. We will also cover rock scrambles and scree slopes, so this class will be excellent for all hikers who like to travel in challenging terrain and anyone interested in mountain travel. Space will be very limited, so you must RSVP. Students will need a harness, helmet, and appropriate clothing. There is no cost for this class, but we will be taking donations to benefit the Sherpa families who had loved ones killed in the Mt. Everest avalanche on April 18, 2014. All proceeds will go directly to the Sherpa families and will be delivered by us.
The class itself will be divided into two sections, a classroom type session for a couple hours to discuss mountaineering gear and basics. Bring a chair for this portion as we will be outside under the trees. You will also need lunch, snacks, water and appropriate clothing. The rest of the class will be all practical’s, so expect to be on and off rope, dealing with exposure and heights and learning basic mountaineering skills.
Once the class is full, we will create a waiting list, so if you get signed up and then cannot attend, please let us know ASAP, so we can have someone else take your spot.