TUITION - $ 325
CLASS SIZE - 40
COURSE DURATION - Feb 26 through May 24, 2020
TEXT - Mountaineering: The Freedom of The Hills, 9th edition
HOURS of INSTRUCTION - 100+
Questions? Contact the School Directors, Marty Newell-Large or Karen Vielle.
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 required 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: climbing, breathtaking views, and wilderness experience. It can be the fulfillment of childhood dreams or an opportunity to grow in the face of difficulty. Mountains harbor adventure and mystery. The challenge of mountaineering offers you a chance to learn about yourself by venturing beyond the confines of the modern world and to forge lifetime bonds with climbing partners.
A detailed list of required gear is available upon request and will be included in course acceptance information. In general, you will need the following gear:
Helmets, ice axes, mountaineering boots, and crampons can be rented locally from Mountain Gear or REI.
Mountain School 2020 begins Wednesday, February 26 and runs though the end of May, 2020.
Note: All outdoor sessions and the graduation climb will be limited to Mountain School students and instructors unless the school Directors approve otherwise.
Students wishing to enroll in Mountain School must: