Backcountry Snowshoe Skills Instructor Clinic - Seattle - 2015

Snowshoeing & Outdoor Leadership Course

Basic Snowshoe Instructor Clinic

Instructor Clinic for the Backcountry Snowshoe Skills Course.

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This Clinic is for instructors of the 2015 Seattle Backcountry Snowshoe course.

The primary objective is to review and practice ice axe technique.  Experienced instructors will be on hand to review technique and share ideas on how to effectively teach it to others.  As time allows we will go over other topics as determined by questions from the participants.

January and February are busy times for our volunteer instructors, and we plan to keep this clinic as short-and-to-the-point as possible.  Though we can't commit to a precise schedule, we are going to try to be done by lunchtime.  The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Assemble/review the day/hike in - 1 hour
  • Review/practice - 3 hours (rough estimate)
  • Hike out -  30 minutes

Clothing and Gear: Come dressed and equipped for a day of snowshoeing, including ice axe.  Because we will be doing a lot of self arrest practice, we suggest wearing older pants if you have them and bringing a spare dry shirt and gloves.  Helmets are not required by are recommended.   We will have some helmets available to borrow for the day.

The clinic is tentatively scheduled for Skyline Ridge (near the Stevens Pass Ski Area) but may change depending on snow conditions.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

See "Clothing and Gear" in the Clinic description.

Course Materials

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