Intermediate Alpine Ice - Field Trip 2

Field trip: Intermediate Glacier/Alpine Module

Intermediate Alpine Ice - Field Trip 2 - Observation Rock/North Face

Technical steep ice/snow focused; the skills/concepts are applicable to almost all of your alpine climbing from here on. The field trip will cover the crevasse rescue 6:1 system with the addition of ascending out of the crevasse and swinging leads on multi-pitch snow\ice slopes

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  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

TBD

Alpine Ice 2 - SATURDAY/SUNDAY:

Technical steep ice/snow focused; the skills/concepts are applicable to almost all of your alpine climbing from here on. The field trip will cover the fundamentals of traveling on hard, steep snow slopes, placing anchors in hard snow, crampon technique and alpine ice climbing techniques.

Skills include:
- Swinging leads on multi-pitch snow/ice slopes
- 6:1 crevasse rescue technique test
- Descend and ascend out of crevasse 
- Traversing steep ice
- Building ice anchor systems
Route/Place

Observation Rock/North Face


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear List (non-exhaustive):
- Single/60m rope – (1) per 2 climbers
- Standard glacier gear and rescue kit
- (2-3) Pickets per climber – (4) per 2 climbers – Pair with double alpine draws, 1 per picket (1 non-locker/double runner)
- (3-4) Ice Screws – (6-8) per 2 climbers – Pair with single alpine draws, 1 per screw (2 non-lockers/single runner)
- (1) Ice axe and (1) second tool (hammer) or two tools
- Crampons and Mountaineering boots
- ATC/Large Pearabiner
- Cordelette/Quad
- V-Thread tool
- Extra slings and accessory cord (V-Thread material)
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