Instructors: Simon Ball, TBC

Description: This 3 day course will teach techniques when travelling on steeper terrain using 2 tools, assessing route selection and travelling through grade 2/3 mountainous terrain. Rope work will also be taught on this course including multi-pitching on a mix of rock, snow and ice. There will be an introductory lesson on travelling through glaciated terrain and crevasse rescue but no glaciers will be crossed on this course.

Pre-requisites: A solid base of a minimum of 5 grade 1 peaks and trips. Participants should be comfortable with crampons and ice axe on grade 1/2 terrain. A background of multi pitch trad climbing is helpful, but not imperative. Participants should be confident in tying a figure of eight, prussick, clove hitch and alpine butterfly.

Venue: Arthurs Pass

Accomodation: Kennedy Lodge/Lockwood Shelter, BYO Food and Drink

Gear List: The attched gear list is comprehensive, but many of the items can be shared between pairs. Intermediate Gear List

Cost: $600pp – Includes 3 nights accomodation and 3 days instruction.

Date: 9th – 11th August – Meet at Kennedy Lodge 7.30pm Thursday night.

Course full? Sign up to the Waiting List and you will be notified if there are drop outs.

Cancellations: The course will make every attempt to run no matter the weather requiring managing expectations, however it may be postponed to another date if need be. See the CMC refund policy if you wish to cancel your booking.

Course pre-reading: Intermediate Mountaineering Resources


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  • You must be a CMC member to attend this course as this course is generously subsidised by the CMC Fenwick Trust.
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  • Please note that CMC does not hire any gear. You will need adequately stiff boots for this course, flexible tramping boots will not be sufficient, but stiff tramping boots will be OK for an introductory course. If avalanche gear is required for this course, you must bring an avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. It is best to book these from hire shops as early as possible before the course starts. Please contact the Instruction Officer if unsure: [email protected]
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    I understand the alpine environment involves inherent risks. I understand the instructors will take the utmost caution to manage all risks and ensure student safety but there still remains a residual element of risk in a mountaineering environment that may be beyond their control. I understand I am responsible for my own safety and will take great care to prepare appropriate for the course, conduct myself in a safe way on the mountain, and listen to and comply with instructions at all times.
  • Refund Policy

    The is a non-refundable $50 deposit for this course. I understand that after signing up through this form, if I have to pull out of the course for any reason (including injury), I will receive the following refund depending on the time of cancellation before the course: More than 4 weeks = 100% refund(minus $50 deposit) 2-4 weeks = 80% refund 5 days - 2 weeks = 50% refund Less than 5 days = 0% refund This is to protect the CMC from financial losses due to courses running below full capacity as the costs for guides are fixed regardless of participant numbers.
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