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SMI Snow Skills Course


trailhuggersarah

Posted by trailhuggersarah on Jan 17, 2007
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Activity Details

Dates: Apr 28, 2007 through Apr 29, 2007
Location: California, United States
City or Place: Bishop
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Categories: Mountaineering
Partner Status: Don't want Partners

Description

Snow Travel

This course covers the basics of travel on snow. Many trips in the Sierra require traveling on snow, from peak ascents to backpacking journeys routed over passes along the Sierra Crest. Many passes are over 12,000 feet and snow can stay at these elevations through the middle of summer. Techniques practiced include use of an ice axe, efficient methods for walking up and down on snow, cramponing skills, travel roped together with other people, and belaying on snow. This course provides practical knowledge applicable whether you plan on climbing snow covered peaks throughout the year, or your backcountry adventures are mainly during the summer months with an occasional snowfield to negotiate.

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trooper83info

trooper83

Where can I get more information?
Posted Jan 18, 2007 6:36 am

kitcarson61More info please

kitcarson61

Like trooper83, I'd like more info on this. Is the level one course recommended or required first? Cost of course(s)? Oh, heck, any and all info you can relay would be greatly appreciated.
I can be e-mailed directly at t_w_b@hotmail.com or a message can be posted to my little corner of the SP site.
Thanks,
kitcarson61
Posted Feb 6, 2007 6:04 am

 
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