$300

Instructor: Simon Ball

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.

You will put in touch with others on the course to arrange car-pooling and ask questions to your instructor.

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: July 23-25. Arrive at Kennedy Lodge Friday night 730pm, finish Sunday afternoon 3pm.

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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Instruction Registration

Please fill out this form to sign up to the course.
  • Your details

  • You will be added to a Messenger chat group to assist group discussion with course participants and the instructor. Please input your Facebook profile or name on Messenger to make it easy to find you i.e. https://www.facebook.com/joe.bloggs.3/ or Joe Bloggs
  • You must be a CMC member to attend this course as this course is generously subsidised by the CMC Fenwick Trust.
  • If you are not a member, please join the CMC first.
  • Course Details

    This information will help us ensure you are well prepared for the course.
  • Feel free to contact the Instruction Officer before signing up if unsure: instruction@cmc.net.nz
  • 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: instruction@cmc.net.nz
  • Emergency Contact Details

    Please provide contact details for your next of kin. Please inform this contact person you will be attending this course.
  • Declaration of Risk & Acknowledgement

    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

    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 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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