Instructor: Andy Thompson
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.
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: $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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