SMI Snow Skills Course
Posted by trailhuggersarah on Jan 17, 2007
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Dates: Apr 28, 2007 through Apr 29, 2007
Location: California, United States
City or Place: Bishop
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Partner Status: Don't want Partners
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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