Description: An introduction to technical mountaineering. You will learn how to belay, pitching, anchors for snow/rock/ice, prussiking, moving together safely on exposed terrain, knots, and abseiling.
Pre-requisites: Basic snowcraft/intro to mountaineering course or equivalent , at a minimum 5 x grade 1 peaks on snow (i.e. Mt Aicken, Mt Philistine, Castle Hill Peak). Basic rock climbing experience in outdoor sport/trad climbing.
Venue: Arthur’s Pass
Accommodation: Kennedy Lodge BYO food.
Cost: $360 per person including 2 full mountains days with a qualified instructor and 2 nights accommodation at Kennedy lodge.
Pre-course session: An information evening session is held one week night (to be arranged) in Christchurch to give everyone a chance to meet each other and to go through a plan for the long weekend and arrange transport. We will practice the following knots: figure of eight, alpine butterfly, clove hitch, Italian hitch, double fisherman. Prepare in advance by going through the Intermediate Mountaineering videos.
Date: August 19th – 20th. Arrive at Kennedy Lodge Wednesday 18th September at 730pm, finish Sunday afternoon 4pm.
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