Women's Intro to Snow Skills Course - AdventureTripr

Women's Intro to Snow Skills Course

Max 8 people Strenuous difficulty Beginner experience

Upcoming dates:

June 10

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June 20

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Join AdventureTripr together with SheJumps and Women Who Hike for an Introduction to Snow Skills! This course is perfect for learning the basic mountaineering skills you need to summit the peaks on your bucket list, including Mt. Hood.  


Spend a day on the mountain developing your mountaineering skills to strengthen your ability to join a competent rope team. Learn to identify hazards on the mountain, how to protect yourself when traveling with a team, and how to confidently climb the south side of Mt. Hood.  


Please note, this course is required for those planning to participate in our Mt. Hood climb, but is also open to all aspiring climbers looking to gain the skills necessary to summit high-altitude peaks, such as Mt. Shasta, Mt. Rainier, or Mount St. Helens.  


This community trifecta has joined forces to provide educational, inclusive, and affordable adventures to support women in getting outside and accessing nature’s power of transformation.  


This course is led by the Northwest School of Survival, which operates under special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.  


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Day 1: Introduction to snow skills course

For this single-day course, participants will meet at the predesignated location. This is a full day and typically goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  



Ice axe technique  

Rope-handling skills  

Rope systems used for the south side of Mt. Hood  

Knots used for mountaineering  

Steep snow climbing and descending technique  

Crampon technique  

Self-belay and self-arrest technique  

Anchor placements  

Discussion of hazards of Mt. Hood  

Discussion of climbing the south side of Mt. Hood  

Emergency response on Mt. Hood  

Develop new relationships with like-minded people.  

Learn something new about yourself and your ability to overcome adversity.  



Morning - Meet at the designated location and discuss the day’s activities. Learn: knots and rope work/configurations, use of ice axe and crampon technique.  

Mid-day - After building a baseline of skills, we will introduce self-belay and self-arrest skills, including steep snow ascending and descending techniques.  

Anchor concepts will be introduced.  

Afternoon - Group debrief and discussion of climbing Mt. Hood.  

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Admission fees
Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
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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$410   ($410/person/day)

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