Instructor: Kieran McKay
Description: An introduction to technical mountaineering. You will learn how about belaying, pitching, anchors for snow/rock/ice, prussiking, moving together safely on exposed terrain, knots, abseiling.
Pre-requisites: Basic snowcraft/intro to mountaineering course, at least 5x grade 1 peaks on snow (i.e. Mt Aicken, Mt Philistine, Castle Hill Peak). Basic rock climbing experience in outdoor sport climbing.
Venue: Arthur’s Pass
Accommodation: Kennedy Lodge
Cost: $300 per person including 2 full mountains days, 2 nights 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 for the instructor to give a plan for the 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 12-14. Arrive at Kennedy Lodge Friday night 730pm, finish Sunday afternoon 4pm.
Course full? Sign up to the Waiting List and you will be notified if there are drop outs.
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