Date: Jun 30, 2018 to Jul 02, 2018

Time: All Day

Category: Education

TRIP FULL – Waitlist being taken
This ACC-led workshop is intended to introduce beginners to elements of non-glaciated mountaineering. Trip participants will practice the basic skills needed to climb and descend the occasional pitch of steep spring/summer snow, and to practice rappelling in mountain terrain.
Workshop philosophy: Chill. The goal is to practice skills in a beautiful setting vs. crushing routes. We’ll take our time, and split up into rope teams based on comfort and skill level.
This workshop will consist of two separate trips:
Saturday 23 June 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Crag & Classroom session (TBD, likely Fleming Beach/Fisherman’s Wall)
-A day to get to know each other, to discuss ropes, gear, knots, and to practice rappelling at the crag. This day long session will be mandatory in order to prepare for the following long weekend.
Saturday 30 June – Monday 2 July
Weekend in the Mountains (Mt. Arrowsmith, near Port Alberni)
-Learning how to climb steep snow using a combination of mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and rope & protection systems, with a chance to put it all together by climbing Mt. Arrowsmith’s Main Gully and descending via The Nose.
Participants: 9
Cost: $75
Contact: Eric Swanson