Basic Alpine Course (group A)

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Date: Feb 20 2020, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Adventures Unlimited - 739 Battery Road JBLM-McChord Field Joint Base Lewis-McChord 98438 Google Map

Basic Alpine Course (Group A)

Time & Date: Course A
Lecture #1 06 Feb 2020, 1800-2100
Lecture #2 20 Feb 2020, 1800-2100
Lecture #3 05 Mar 2020, 1800-2100
Lecture #4 19 Mar 2020, 1800-2100
Lecture #5 02 Apr 2020, 1800-2100
Lecture #6 22 Apr 2020, 1800-2100

Winter Overnight 18-19 April 2020 (Remain overnight)
Rock Climbing Trip 02 May 2020
*If you can not make all the dates, do not sign up for course*

Course Description: This is a comprehensive introduction to Basic Alpine/Glacier Mountaineering and Rock Climbing. 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 a variety of alpine rock, belaying and rappelling techniques. The course runs over a few months with 6, mid-week hands-on lectures, one overnight field trip and one day trip to the crag.

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 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.

Keep in mind, you will be provided the following throughout the course:

  • Transportation to and from field trips
  • Mountaineering Book "Freedom of the Hills"
  • Mountaineering Boots and Rock shoes
  • Harness and Helmet
  • All your climbing hardware
  • Sleeping Pad, Tent and Stove

You provide: Sleeping bag, clothing appropriate to the weather, food and snacks.

Pre-registration is required.