day hike, ice axe use - May 20, 2012

We will cover selection of appropriate ice axe, basic snow travel, self arrest, glissading (rumpage). Emphasis will be on doing instead of talking. We will spend about 3-4 hours, or until the snow gets too soft, or until people have had enough. Bring clothes suitable for rolling around and sliding in the snow (Goretex rain gear, ski clothes), warm layers, such as base layer top and bottom, warm boots stiff enough to climb moderately steep snow, gaiters, ski goggles, helmet (ski, climbing, bike OK), snacks, water, day pack, sunscreen, ice axe, crampons if you have them and want to practice with them, trekking poles if desired. A couple of sturdy, large garbage bags can be handy. I will bring a couple of extra ice axes if you want to borrow one for this session.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Carol Masheter
Date:Sun May 20 2012
Meeting Place:Little Cottonwood Canyon P&R (4385 Little Cottonwood Cyn Rd, Sandy, UT)
Meeting Time:8:00 am

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