Beginner Snow Skills Course - AdventureTripr

Beginner Snow Skills Course

Max 10 people Moderate difficulty Beginner experience

Upcoming dates:

May 29

2 spots left


Climbing the PNW's iconic peaks and other glaciated climbs require a special set of skills to ensure safety and a good experience. This day course teaches students how to ascend snow covered routes that don't require technical roped climbing. Learn how to use alpine climbing boots, crampons, and an ice axe to ascend alpine slopes of up to 35 degrees steepness. This course prepares students for climbs such as Mt. Adams via the South Spur and Mt. Shasta via the Clear Creek Route.  

This requires minimum of 5 participants to run the course. If we do not meet this requirement, you will be either be offered an alternative date or you will get full refund.  

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Day 1: Beginner Snow Skills Session

You will meet your guide wither at a P&R in Seattle area or meet at the trail head at a pre-determined time.  

During the course of the day you will learn the following skills from your guide:  

- Selecting clothing and equipment for a snow climb,  

- How to walk in balance with an ice axe,  

- Traversing a slope,  

- Kicking steps,  

- Self arrest techniques,  

- Plunge stepping,  

- Glissading,  

- Assessing snow conditions  

- Crampon use  

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Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Admission fees
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

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$165   ($165/person/day)

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