Any Oregon Alpine Education/Training?

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Any Oregon Alpine Education/Training?

by ascasson » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm 24 years old, in Corvallis, Oregon, and my goals for this season -- my return to climbing after a dozen years -- are to focus on alpine education and training. I'd like to do everything from mountaineering basics, to crevasse rescue and other intermediate options -- maybe some advanced courses if my recent-graduate-with-a-temporary-job wallet can handle the prices, but I'm in no hurry.

I've been on a moderate to intense trail running regime for over a year, and I seek elevation whenever possible, so my fitness level is high. I'm just ready to learn and climb, now.

Does anyone know about Oregon's alpine education offerings, and if so, post that knowledge?

Really, anything and everything is welcomed. I just want to make sure I'm discovering the best opportunities.



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Re: Any Oregon Alpine Education/Training?

by zoltarburger » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:13 am

I have no experience with them, but I have heard of these ppl a bunch

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Re: Any Oregon Alpine Education/Training?

by nicozone » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:21 am

I live in Corvallis too, and I'm a member of the Mazamas. It's a great organization for climbers just starting out, but its a little rough on the wallet. They do all of their training and classes in Portland or The Gorge. They have a Basic Climber Education Program (BCEP) that is great for picking up all of the basic rock and snow mountaineering skills (I'm an assistant instructor for it, this year). The 2012 BCEP class is already underway, so you will have to wait until next year if your interested.

PM me for more details if you want. Also, if you've got some fun mountains on your to-do list for the summer I'm up for a new local climbing partner.

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