BC Lecture #3: Mountain Hazards

Lecture: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

BC Lecture #3: Mountain Hazards - Lacey Community Center

3rd lecture for Olympia's Basic Climbing course

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

We will meet at the Lacey Community Center,  6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, from 6:30-9:30 PM.  

The title of this lecture is:  Mountain Hazards.  We will meet jointly with the Olympia Alpine Scrambling students for an avalanche awareness lecture.  In preparation, students should read/review in Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition:

Ch. 3 pg 58-62;  Ch. 16 Snow travel and climbing; ch. 17 Avalanche Safety;  Ch. 26 Mountain Geology;  Ch. 28 Mountain Weather.

Discussion topics to include:

  • avalanche safety
  • snow travel
  • conservation project options
  • crampon usage



Lacey Community Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

FOTH, 9th Edition; note-taking materials; mountaineering boots and crampons.

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