Ultralight Backpacking Gear and Strategies Seminar


Ultralight Backpacking Gear and Strategies Seminar - Online Classroom

Learn how to carve 10%-50% from your pack weight in this class in an affordable and safe fashion, with the latest trends in lightweight and ultralight backpacking gear and systems. DO NOT REGISTER HERE IF YOU PLAN TO TAKE THE B3 COURSE - this seminar will be free to B3 students but only if you register on the B3 course page.

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This class will be presented on zoom from 6:30-8:30PM.  The link to join the zoom session will be emailed out in the days before the class.  To best see the visuals you will want to log on from a desktop or laptop.

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 “ultralight”?...Does ultralight mean skimping on safety?…Does it cost a lot to go lighter?…what’s the latest in lightweight and ultralight gear and systems?

Get answers to these questions and more in this class.  We'll share the principles, strategies and product knowledge of lightweight and ultralight backpacking  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.

A small fee is charged to help the Mountaineers maintain their mission to get adults and youth outside and conserve our wild spaces.   Students in the B3 course will have the opportunity to register for this seminar for free but to get the free version you must register on the B3 course page.

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