One day clinic for anyone who wants to climb Mt. Shasta on their own, but who needs instruction in the use of ice ax and crampon use. Or just wants to learn about the basic tools of climbing snow. Designed to give you the basic information you need to climb Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch the regular route.
Topics include: Walking with the ax, ice ax self-belay, ice ax self-arrest (from all positions), crampons boot fit and adjustment, walking in crampons, flat-footing, french technique, German technique, using the front points, and glissading. This clinic is designed to give you practical instruction in the use of crampons and ice ax skills which may be used while climbing Mt. Shasta and is not a substitute for basis mountain sense and judgment while climbing Mt. Shasta.
These courses every weekend April-August.
Contact for specific dates.
- Additional dates maybe available by arrangement with 4 or more.
- Experience level: no previous experience needed. Moderate exercise, good physical condition required.
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USA California Outdoor: Mountain Ranger Outdoor Skills School Mountain/Rock Climbing
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