Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Seminar - 2016

Backpacking Course

Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Seminar

7-9PM, Seattle Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 SAND POINT WAY NE, SEATTLE, WA 98115. This course teaches the principles, strategies and product knowledge of lightweight backpacking and hiking to fit your personal goals, style, needs and trip conditions .

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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 course.

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? This course teaches the principles, strategies and product knowledge of lightweight 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. Learn how to carve 10%-50% from your pack weight in this class in an affordable and safe fashion.

2016 Backpacking Building Blocks students can attend this class free of charge, but to do so they need to register for the session that is offered within the B3 course.

Active Foothills hike and backpack leaders can take this class free of charge!  Please contact Cheryl Talbert at cascadehiker@earthlink.net, or Steve LeBrun at stevelebrun@comcast.net, to find out if you qualify, and get a discount code to enter at time of registration to get your discount.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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