Instructor: Nick Craddock + Andy Thompson
Description: This course will provide a solid introduction to the world of mountaineering and is suitable for people with little or no prior snow or ice experience, or for people who need a refresher on skills. You will learn how to use an ice axe, walking in snow with & without crampons and how to self-arrest. Also covered will be mountain weather, movement in the mountains, group mamangement and basic navigation. Rope skills are not taught on this course.
This course includes an information session where you will be shown what gear to bring and can ask any questions, meet others on the course and arrange car-pooling.
Pre-requisites: Good fitness level, multi-day backcountry tramping experience.
Venue: Arthur’s Pass
Accommodation: Kennedy Lodge, Arthur’s Pass. BYO food and drink.
Cost: $360 per person covers instruction and 2 nights at Kennedy Lodge
Date: Weekend 15th – 16th July 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.
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: How to Start Mountaineering.
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