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Slide Climbing OvernightSM

Climbing efficiently on a slide

Students Per Instructor: 1, 2 or 3
Course Length: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Seasons Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall
Alpine Mastery Method: Mountaineering Mastery Method
Prerequisites: None

Course Cost:
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Course Summary: This course will teach you the basics of how to plan and execute a multi-day mountain adventure in conditions that do not involve snow or ice. You will learn techniques for environmentally-aware backpacking and camping along with skills for moving efficiently and safely on open rock slides.


Course Description:
This course takes place in a slide climber’s paradise, miles from the nearest road. We begin instruction with an introduction to equipment and clothing for warm weather adventures; and the essentials of trip planning and navigation. After packing equipment and food, we head out for a five mile hike to our base camp for the next three nights. By backpacking almost to the foot of the mountain, we’ll gain easy access to numerous large slides.

Our second day includes a climb of one of the easier slides to the summit. Enroute, you’ll learn how a rope can be used to protect you on semi-technical terrain and how to navigate with map, compass and altimeter. We’ll also work on your movement skills, aiming for efficiency.

We'll rise early for the third day’s climb; a longer, steeper slide with bushwhacks before and after the climbing. This day provides an opportunity to put navigation and routefinding skills to the test. In addition to climbing, we’ll take some to time teach you about the area’s flora, fauna and geology.

After breaking camp, our return hike will bring us back to the road on the fourth day. In addition to climbing skills, we’ll share tips and techniques for food planning, cooking, water purification and other essentials of wilderness living.

Students are expected to provide appropriate boots, clothing, pack, sleeping bag and pad for this overnight course. We provide all technical equipment and group gear such as tents and cooking paraphernalia. We also provide all meals during the trip.

Open rock slides to rocky summits

Bushwhacking to remote slide climbing areas

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