The Intro to Winter Mountaineering Course is a 4 day trip that strives to give you a solid overview of many of the different aspects of winter mountaineering. The first course of the season went out on Dec. 18-21.
Day 1: On day one we focus on ice climbing. We cover ice climbing technique and belaying, as well as crampon and ice axe use.
Day 2: We snowshoe into our base camp at the foot of Engineer Mtn.
Day 3: This is a skills day. A few of the things we cover are self arresting, snow anchors, and avalanche awareness.
Day 4: This is summit day! We put all of the skills we have learned to use and attempt to summit Engineer Mtn.