Learn the basics of mountain climbing in the stunning alpine environment of the Eastern Sierra. This three-day course is a “skills based” training which begins with the basics of snow travel and culminates with an ascent of the Dana Couloir. Learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques for climbing rock and snow as well combining these skills for mixed alpine routes. A great introduction to summer alpine mountaineering. Guide to client ratio 1:3. Location: Sierra Nevada, Tioga Pass, Ellery Bowl & Mt. Dana.
Experience level: previous hiking and backpacking experience needed. Basic mountaineering experience recommend but not required.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- This course consists of three consecutive day trips.
- Forest service campgrounds are located only minutes away from our daily meeting locations.
- Camping equipment can be rented upon request.
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