This is one of our most popular classes and will fill extremely quickly. The class will consist of some of the basic’s of mountaineering to include, rope work, gear, knots, how to use fixed lines, how to Jumar, basic glacier travel, basic crevasse removal to include a prusik climb up a rope to simulate falling into a crevasse and a rappel on a 75 feet cliff. 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 personally.
The class itself will begin at 0900 hours and 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.
To hold your spot for the class you can RSVP here starting April 9, 2018 at 0600 hours. We will hold the first 25 spots and then begin to put students on a waiting list. Once you secure your spot, we will need a $50.00 donation to continue to hold your spot. If we do not receive your donation by May 1, 2018, we will give your spot to the fist person on the waiting list. You can mail your payment to Dan Nash, P.O. Box 244 Chadwick, MO. 65629, or contact us for other forms of payment.