mountaineering snow skills training - May 7, 2023

We will meet and practice basic mountaineering snow skills, focused on rope and anchor work. In the morning we will cover movement with and without crampons, ice axe self arrest, snow anchoring, and roped movement. Enjoy pull testing snow anchors and see what you can rip out. 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, followed by group pratice. 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. As with all training events, we request a $15 donation to the mountaineering equipment fund.

Organizer:Mark Maier
Date:Sun May 7 2023
Meeting Place:Registration required