Lightweight and Ultralight Backpacking Gear Seminar - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Lightweight and Ultralight Backpacking Gear Seminar - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Optional Class, free to B3 students - choose one of two duplicate sessions. Learn how to carve 10%-50% from your pack weight in this class in an affordable and safe fashion.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Thu, Apr 7, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Day Hiking, Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy

7:00PM on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in the Cascade room at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center

Wonder how lightening your load can make hiking, backpacking, and climbing life easier? Maybe you’re carrying equipment for you and the kids, perhaps you’re trying to save your knees, or you just like the idea of traveling faster and further? What is “lightweight”?...Does lightweight mean skimping on the ten essentials?…Does it cost a lot to go lightweight?…what’s the latest in lightweight and lightweight gear? Learn how to carve 10%-50% from your pack weight in this class in an affordable and safe fashion. This course teaches the principles, strategies and product knowledge of ultralight backpacking and climbing to fit your personal goals, style, needs and trip conditions rather than taking the one-gear-fits-all approach. We provide extensive coverage and demonstrations of the latest clothing, gear and food to help you design your own individual system. We also look at innovative products from home-based gear designers as well as resources for making your own gear.

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Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


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