$300

Instructor: Rob Frost

Description: This course will provide a solid introduction to the world of mountaineering and is suitable for people with no prior snow or ice experience. You will learn how to use an ice axe, walking in snow with & without crampons, how to self-arrest. Also covered will be mountain weather and basic navigation. Rope skills are not taught on this course.

  1. Preparation for the alpine – clothing, food & drink, technical gear, avalanche equipment, intentions, trip planning, fitness training, decision making models.
  2. Being in the alpine – mountain weather, observations of conditions & weather, experiencing terrain, appreciation of the environment
  3. Moving in the alpine – exploring terrain, track setting, step cutting, moving in crampons, use of two tools, route finding, navigation
  4. What if preparation – avalanche avoidance, human factors, weather changes, emergency shelter, loss of stability/slips.

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.

Gear list

Cost: $300 per person covers instruction and 2 nights at Kennedy Lodge

Date: August 13-15. 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.

Course pre-reading: How to Start Mountaineering.

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