2016 Intro to Mountaineering Dates * $995

  • 05/28/2016 – 4 day course
  • 06/10/2016 – 4 day course
  • 07/21/2016 – 4 day course
  • 08/13/2016 – 4 day course
  • 09/08/2016 – 4 day course

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Learn how to mountain climb on glaciated peaks!

Northwest Mountain Guides offer both four and six day mountaineering courses in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Taking a mountaineering course will help prepare you for the challenges of climbing higher peaks. Whether your goal is to discover if you like mountaineering, climb expedition peaks or learn independence in the mountains, NW Mountain Guides can teach you the essential skills needed to be safe and successful while traveling on glaciated peaks. Our professional guides have a wealth of experience and will ensure you have an enjoyable adventure.

Intro to Mountaineering Course

This course is a great introduction into the world of alpine mountaineering. Our course is designed for beginner or experienced climbers seeking to learn or review their skills. During the program you will learn the fundamentals of glacier mountaineering, covering the essential climbing skills needed to travel safely in the mountains. NW Mountain Guides four day course is conducted in North Cascades NP and provides adequate time for basic glacial mountaineering instruction and a summit climb. 

Intro Mountaineering School Curriculum

• Rest step, step kicking and pressure breathing
• Ice axe techniques and self arrest training
• Crampon usage and techniques
• Glacier travel, climbing as a rope team
• Introduction to anchors
• Introduction to crevasse rescue
• Basic climbing knots
• Discussion topics will include: Clothing and equipment, mountain weather, acclimatization, route finding and navigation, glacial fundamentals, snow camp skills. Our professional guides will follow the above curriculum, introducing the basic mountaineering skills necessary to make a successful summit climb.