course is an excellent introduction to the skills required for moderate alpine
routes involving snow, rock or glacier travel. Five days in the field
cover all aspects of basic mountaineering techniques such as ice axe and crampon
use, self- arrests, snow and glacier travel skills, rope handling, hazard
assessment and crevasse rescue fundamentals. Peak ascent will be attempted if
and time and conditions permit.
develop technical knowledge/skills on beginner to technical terrain including:
educated, self-reliant climbers with the ability to evaluate
subjective/objectives hazards including:
Duration: 5 days
Departure: Nelson- British
Columbia, Canada - In the B.C. Rockies
Overnight backpacking experience and good physical fitness. No previous climbing
experience is required for this course.
INCLUDED IN COST:
- Instruction organized and taught by Tim Rippel
and ACMG guides where applicable.
course includes pre and post course accommodation at our Peak
Freak Base Camp Lodge in Nelson, B.C. Slide shows provided by Tim Rippel on
various Himalayan expeditions to familiarize you with the routes
and life on a Himalayan expedition. Meals at lodge are on your own. There is an
amazing selection of restaurants and bars in Nelson, grocery stores and much
more just 8 minutes away by vehicle.
cooking equipment and fuel.
INCLUDED IN COST:
to the trail head.
gear as indicated in gear list.
travel accident insurance
The course locations for all of our Mountaineering programs are in the Kootenays
and based on the current conditions and access to the alpine. Weather, snow and
ice conditions all vary according to season and we choose our actual location as
close to the course date as possible to ensure the best possible course for
deposit required for booking.
amount is due 4 weeks prior to course start.
refer to details outlined in our Terms and Conditions information.
request booking procedures.: click here
Upon application forms, itinerary and gear list will be sent to you.