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Intro to Winter Mountaineering

Ouray Highway 550: Kennedy’s Gulley
January 1, 2013
Kids Ice Climbing!
January 5, 2013

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.