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Climbing Course

Intermediate Glacier Travel

Intermediate Glacier Travel and Winter Mountaineering module includes climbing in winter conditions, emergency shelters, outdoor living in winter.

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Learn more skills to travel over steep snow and glaciers efficiently and with confidence. 

**Will add an additional lecture and field trip to stay within limits.**

Prerequisites: Intermediate Alpine Mountaineering I/Self-Rescue I course or equivalent, and AIARE Level I course.

Applicable Standards:

●  Winter mountaineering, including:

  • Winter camping and survival

    ▪  Application of climbing skills in winter conditions

    ▪  Emergency winter shelters


Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Glacier Travel Lecture
Mountaineers Kitsap Program Center
Thu, Mar 4, 2021
Registration closes Mar 2
2 participants
1 instructor
Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip
Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier
Sat, Mar 20, 2021 -
Sun, Mar 21, 2021
Registration closes Mar 18
2 participants
1 instructor
Required Equipment

10 Essentials for the field trip.

Winter-rated  climbing and camping gear - sleeping bag, multiple pairs of gloves.

Beacon, probe, shovel.

Crampons. Flotation - snowshoes.

2 pickets with lanyard/draw in addition to glacier climbing gear appropriate to the field trip location. We will review this in the classroom.

Course Materials

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