Snow Climbing Class Overview

A one-day mountaineering class in snow climbing techniques for those who want a quick overview of how to properly use snow climbing tools.  Great for backpackers, summer mountaineers, and backcountry skiers looking to take their outdoor passion to the next level.

Using an ice axe and crampons without proper training can be downright dangerous. An ice axe can be your best friend if used properly and in the hand of the untrained it can become your worst enemy. The same goes for crampons. Climbing steep snow can seem relatively straightforward until something quickly goes wrong. Let our trained guides show you the proper way to use these tools and the techniques to climb steep snow without falling.

Includes mountaineering training in:

  • Snow climbing footwork and technique
  • Ice ax self arrest
  • Use of crampon
  • Basic snow anchors & rope work

We conduct these classes in the Eastern Sierra around the Mammoth Lakes area from December through July (snow conditions permitting) on a scheduled and custom basis. 

While this course only quickly covers the skills for snow climbing, we also highly recommend our multi-day mountaineering courses which allows you to fully practice the skills you have learned while climbing a Sierra peak with a professional guide. If you are looking for a more in-depth mountaineering course check out our

Overall, we all felt that we learned a tremendous amount on the intro to mountaineering course, had a huge amount of fun, and absolutely enjoyed our time
— Walt W.
 


SKILL & EXPERIENCE LEVEL

No previous experience is required for our Snow Climbing Skills Course. You should be in good physical shape.

SCHEDULED CLASS COST: $150 per person

2018 SCHEDULED DATES

April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19
May 26
June 2
June 23
July 7
August 11

 

 


 

CUSTOM DATES AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER THROUGH JULY

CUSTOM CLASS COST:

One person: $350
Two people: $210 per person
Three people: $165 per person
Four people: $150 per person

Contact us for a quote for 5 or more people

INCLUDES

  • Professional AMGA trained or certified mountain guides
  • Ice ax, crampons, harness & Helmet
 

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