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Alpine Climbing Seminar Details


TUITION - $$ + volunteer requirements.


CLASS SIZE - 4 to 6


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Alpine Climbing Seminar

Lindsay Belaying Todd
Program is offered as need arises within the club climbing group. This description is a sample of the last program offered.


The purpose of this seminar is to function as a capstone class for climbers who are interested in climbing more technical alpine objectives. This class will pull together a spectrum of skills and knowledge students have gained in previous courses and integrate these with new knowledge and skills to form a complete, if not exhaustive, understanding of the discipline of alpine climbing. The goal is for students who have already completed Mountain School, Ice Climbing Seminar, and Trad/Lead School, and who have expressed interest in technical mixed snow and ice climbs, to apply the multi-pitch efficiency skills and techniques they?ve learned in previous courses in a more technical alpine environment.

Course Description

The course will be open to 4-6 students. The course will consist of two indoor evening sessions and one outdoor session. Two indoor sessions (March 21 and April 4, 2018) will cover steep climbing technique and systems and trip planning. The outdoor session will be held on the Triple Couloirs Route on Dragontail Peak or similar in late April or early May. 


$$ and a commitment to assist with the following Mountain School 2018 activities:

  • Crevasse Rescue, Mount Spokane, Saturday, March 31
  • Two of the three Rock Climbing Days (Rock I, II & III), Saturday/Sunday, April 28/29 and Saturday, May 5
  • Practical Skills Test, Saturday, May 19

 Special Gear Requirements

  • Two Technical Ice Tools (minimum Black Diamond Venom or more technical)
  • Technical climbing crampons sufficient for front pointing (non-glacier crampons)
  • Two Ice Clippers
  • One Picket
  • One 22cm ice screw and thread hooker
  • Black Diamond ATC Guide or equivalent
  • No Black Diamond Couloir or Alpine Bod Harnesses
Application Process
The application link below will take you to a form. Please fill this out carefully and completely. This application will close at approximately 9pm on Friday, February 23. You will be notified of the status of your acceptance via email. If accepted, you will be informed as to how and when to pay at that time.