Intermediate Alpine Ice - Everett - 2021

Climbing Course

Intermediate Alpine Ice

Intermediate Alpine Ice Course - Everett

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Course Description

This course prepares students to travel safely on moderate to steep alpine ice.

Course Outcomes

  • Evaluate ice conditions
  • Move efficiently and confidently
  • Place effective protection
  • Build ice anchors
  • Strategize and adapt leading safely based on terrain

This course is designed for students who are already comfortable with multi-pitch traditional climbing. Instruction is focused on the aspects of multi-pitch alpine ice climbing that are new/different from rock climbing. Not enough time exists in the course to teach the fundamentals of multi-pitch lead climbing.

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Alpine Ice Lecture
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Registration closes Jul 14
10 participants
Everett Intermediate Alpine Ice Field Trip
Heliotrope Ridge and Lower Coleman Glacier & Seracs
Sat, Aug 7, 2021 -
Sun, Aug 8, 2021
Registration closes Aug 5
10 participants
Required Equipment
  • Mountaineering boots
  • 12 point crampons
  • Ice tool, a matched pair is nice to have, but you can get by with a single tool
  • 3 or 4 Ice screws (at least one 22 cm for making v-threads)
  • 1 Cordelette
  • 2 9/16" Tubular webbing  slings- un-sewn.
  • 4 Sewn Alpine Draws- 2 single, 2 double
Course Materials

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