Basic Alpine Course (Group A)

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Date: Feb 13 2019, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Northwest Adventure Center - 8050 NCO Beach Rd. JBLM-Lewis North Joint Base Lewis-McChord 98433 Google Map

Time & Date: Course A 
Lecture #1 Jan 16, 1800-2100
Lecture #2 Jan 30, 1800-2100
Lecture #3 Feb 13, 1800-2100
Lecture #4 Feb 27, 1800-2100
Winter Overnight 09-10 Mar (Remain overnight)
*If you can not make all the dates, do not sign up for course*

Course Description: This is a comprehensive introduction to alpine/glacier mountaineering. Graduates will develop the fundamentals skills necessary to climb alpine and glacier peaks wherever your travels take you. We will cover knots, anchors, glacier travel, the fundamentals of self and crevasse rescue and touch on alpine rock, belaying and rappelling. The course runs over a few months with four, mid-week hands-on lectures and one overnight field trip. 

Attendance at all lectures and field trips are required for graduation. Participants should be in good cardiovascular shape and be comfortable with basic camping skills. Outdoor Rec offers an intimate learning experience with well trained instructors. 

Although the course is demanding, the rewards are great. The acquisition of these skills opens the door to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment. Course graduates are eligible to participate in Basic Climbs, Club Climbs, the Intermediate Climbing Course, and other advanced climbing seminars and clinics periodically offered by the outdoor recreation.

**Please do not sign up for the course unless you can attend the Field Trip and ALL the lectures**

The climbing course involves a commitment of time, both in and out of the scheduled classes and field trips to learn about mountaineering.