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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. All students choose the Zoom introductory lecture and 1 of the 2 field trip options.

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

Prerequisites: 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

This course has no scheduled activities.

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 or skis - we will all use the same method.

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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