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Basic Climbing Course - Everett

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01/21/14 - 10/15/14

Everett Climbing

Nicholas Mayo

7:00 PM

Lectures are held at the Everett Vertical World on Rucker

Member: $495.00 / Non Member: $495.00
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This is a comprehensive introduction to alpine mountaineering. Graduates will develop the fundamental skills necessary to climb alpine peaks in the northwest. We will cover knots, anchors, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, glacier travel, the fundamentals of self rescue, and crevasse rescue. This course runs approximately five months meeting weekly with several field trips. Attendance at all lectures and field trips, first aid, navigation and completing experience climbs are required for graduation. Participants should be in good cardiovascular shape and be comfortable with basic camping skills. Everett offers an intimate learning experience with a high instructor to student ratio. This is perhaps the best reason to select this course.
The basic climbing course is a program of classroom and field instruction designed to equip students with the fundamental skills and experience necessary to safely climb most rock, snow, and glaciated peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Instruction includes alpine travel and navigational techniques as well as the technical aspects of roped climbing on rock, snow, and glaciers. It concentrates on basic climbing techniques and mountaineering skills: rope handling, knots, navigation, belaying, rappelling, crevasse rescue and safety. Although the course is demanding, the rewards are great. The acquisition of these skills opens the door to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment. Course graduates are eligible to participate in Basic Climbs, Club Climbs, the Intermediate Climbing Course, and other advanced climbing seminars periodically offered by the Everett branch. Schedule: Jan 21 Climb Code, Equipment & Clothing Jan 28 Knots & Prusiks Feb 01 CONDITIONER FIELD TRIP Feb 11 Rock Anchors & Belay Feb 18 Fundamentals Practice Mar 01 FUNDAMENTALS FIELD TRIP Mar 04 Rappelling & ETO Mar 11 Rock Climbing & Following on Rock Mar 15 ROCK 1 FIELD TRIP Apr 01 Midterm Exam Apr 08 Skills Enhancement Apr 12&13 ROCK 2 FIELD TRIP* Apr 22 Avalanche Awareness & Snow Camping Apr 26&27 SNOW 1 FIELD TRIP May 06 Packing wisely & Handling Emergencies May 20 Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue May 27 Z-Pulley Practical May 31&6/1 SNOW 2 FIELD TRIP Jun 03 Final Exam Jun 10 Potluck

09/03/13 @ 9:00 AM

01/22/14 @ 5:00 PM

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USGS Snoqualmie Pass

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 8th ed