MOUNTAINEERING WEEKEND WORKSHOP: March 11-12, 2017
Are you an avid hiker or backpacker and want to build your skills for moving on wintry terrain? Do you have some basic ice climbing skills but not sure how to apply them to climbing mountains in winter? Preparing to climb Denali or Rainier? We’ve got you covered with this workshop. We’ll spend the weekend (including an overnight! in a tent!) building skills for mountaineering, and cap the experience by attempting one of the Presidential Range’s 4,000+ foot peaks. $450 includes two days and an overnight, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and gear outfitting. Workshop limited to 6 participants with a maximum guide to participant ratio of 1:3.
Skills you’ll leave with: properly pack for a winter overnight, planning an itinerary, use crampons and ice ax, assess terrain and route find in varying conditions, winter camping, staying warm and dry, and having a lot of fun.
The part of the workshop I liked most was the all-women dynamic. I can’t imagine being as comfortable and asking the questions that I did if there had been men in the group.