TUITION - $ 270
CLASS SIZE - 40
TEXT - Mountaineering: The Freedom of The Hills
HOURS of INSTRUCTION - 100+
Questions? Contact the School Directors:
Anne Marie Bergeleen, John Bergeleen, or John Miskulin
You must be a member to participate. Not yet a member?
Mountain School is an introduction to mountaineering. Rock climbing, snow & glacier travel, crevasse rescue, map & compass navigation, weather, first aid, and trip planning are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the 13 week long school.
A solid foundation in backpacking skills is an admission requirement for Mountain School. Some experience rock climbing is encouraged. If you do not have significant experience in the outdoors, hiking and camping with a 40 liter or larger pack, please consider Backpacking School rather than Mountain School. Both schools are offered by the Spokane Mountaineers each spring.
Mountain School requires a high level of physical and mental fitness in order to participate safely and successfully in the outdoor sessions. The school promotes regular exercise and will give opportunities for students to get accustomed to the physical and mental exertions needed in the mountains. Your level of fitness will not only affect your progress and success, but it will also impact the group as a whole, as students will be working in teams throughout the course. Start building an endurance base now!
Mountaineering involves a wide variety of risks and rewards, as well as opportunities to have experiences that cannot be found anywhere else.
Mountaineering is many things. It is climbing, panoramic views, and wilderness experience. For many, it is the fulfillment of childhood dreams; for others, an opportunity to grow in the face of difficulty. In the mountains await adventure and mystery and lifetime bonds with climbing partners. The challenge of mountaineering offers you a chance to learn about yourself by venturing beyond the confines of the modern world.
A detailed list of required gear is available upon request and will be distributed in class. In general, you will need the following gear:
Helmets, ice axes, mountaineering boots, and crampons can be rented locally.
Mountain School 2018 begins Wednesday, February 28 and runs though the end of May, 2018.
Note: All outdoor sessions and the graduation climb will be limited to Mountain School students and instructors unless Directors approve otherwise.
Students wishing to enroll in Mountain School must: