mountaineering snow skills practice - April 23, 2022

We will meet and practice basic mountaineering snow skills. In the morning we will cover movement with and without crampons, ice axe self arrest, snow anchoring, and roped movement. After lunch we will review crevasse rescue for 3+ person teams. The emphasis will be on group practice of core skills at a beginner through intermediate+ level. The organizer will demonstrate all skills and a step-by-step approach to learning them, but there will be limited opportunities for one-on-one coaching, most practice will be in student groups. All attendees must have boots, ice axe, harness, helmet, crampons, and some carabiners. A limited number of ice axes will be available from the club. Date is subject to change based on conditions and availability of the area. Request registration with a brief summary of your experience in snow climbing.

Level:NTD+
Organizer:Mark Maier
Phone:703-408-6912
Date:Sat Apr 23 2022
Meeting Place:Registration required