Your dream to learn to climb meets the challenge we all face, lack of time. Weekends provide everyone 2 days to accomplish these goals. Alpinism 101 begins our weekend alpine education program with instruction on glacial travel. We teach the skills and philosophy of fast and light alpine climbing in the rugged, glaciated North Cascades for climbers interested in developing their ability to climb in mixed terrain. The topics taught include: rock snow & ice climbing techniques, equipment choice, anchor systems and self-rescue techniques.
We keep the course small to facilitate a better learning environment. This course is the baseline for all our bigger climbs and more advanced courses. For new climbers looking to be independent, this program offers self-rescues skill necessary to manage the risks of a crevasse fall in the high alpine of the Cascades.With the addition of 1-2 days this intensive training program will include summit attempts ascents of Mount Baker or Sahale. This course is perfect training for Rainier and high altitude peaks that prepare your for your own personal ascent goals.