BC Field Trip #4: Snow Weekend

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

BC Field Trip #4: Snow Weekend - Priest Point Park

Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Snow Weekend

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.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021 — Sun, Apr 18, 2021
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

This is an alternate date for Field Trip #4: Snow Weekend. The official date for Snow Weekend is April 10/11 at Paradise, but should that trip be cancelled we will make plans to snow camp on this alternate weekend at another location. 

Skills covered:

  • Ice axe arrests
  • Team arrests
  • Roped glacier travel
  • Sitting hip belay
  • Standing carabiner ice axe belay
  • Boot axe belay
  • Management of a snow camp - set up and break down
  • Ranger trench
  • Alpine start
  • Fixed line travel
  • Avalanche awareness - snow pit

Priest Point Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please refer to the Student Manual.

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