Advanced BC Touring-Intro to Glisse Mountaineering – Baker & Rainier, WA
- Dates: Feb 23-24, March 9-10, April 13-14
- Duration: 2
- Level: Intermediate
- Client Ratio: 4:1
- – $295
- Included: Instruction, group climbing equipment, dinner
- Not Included: Transportation, personal equipment, overnight gear, gratuities.
When you wish to step up and plan a backcountry ski tour with some friends or your university outdoor program you need to make sure you have the right skill set. No better to place to start then the Camp Muir hut high above the Nisqually Glacier in a spectacular environment that provides abundant learning opportunities, this comprehensive course is truly rewarding.
We look at snow metamorphism, guidelines and recording standards for weather, snow packs and avalanche observations; route selection and decision making, avalanche recognition, snow profiles and evaluation, bonding tests, “The test profile,” and route finding considerations for the professional mountain guide, snow rangers or ski patrollers. Our goal is to develop safe, self-reliant ski-mountaineers ready to climb and ski locally or in the great ranges of the world. This course is truly an excellent foundation for any skier seeking independence in the alpine arena.