winter mountaineering training - February 25, 2024

We will have IFMGA certified instructors from the School for International Expedition Training (nonprofit organization) to learn about winter mountaineering skills. This training would be beneficial for those who are interested in winter mountaineering, high-altitude mountaineering (e.g. Denali), and/or multi-day ski mountaineering/touring. The topics that will be covered include snow camping, cooking, storm proofing; risk management in winter conditions; rescuing a climber half buried in deep soft snow; snow/ice climbing, belaying, rappelling; group management on a steep slope; snow vs ice anchors; self care in extreme conditions; camp maintenance; and emergency shelters. The training location will be selected when it gets closer. Registration is required. $133.33 per person. No tax. WMC members only. Limit 6 per group (Depending on the availability of instructors, we will have one to three groups). If we have more than one groups, each group will have a specific focus (e.g. a Denali group, a Mount St Helens - beginner - group, high altitude group, etc.). Registrants will receive more detailed info including gear list.

Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Sun Feb 25 2024
Meeting Place:Registration required