January 30th - 31st Classroom portion
February 6th - 7th Outdoor skills overnight
February 13th -14th Classroom portion
February 20th -21st Outdoor skills overnight
April 2nd- 3rd Classroom portion
April 9th - 10th Outdoor skills overnight
Class 004-BC ***New Course offering***
May 7th - 8th Classroom portion
May 14th - 15th Outdoor skills overnight
**Currently one additional course is planned for the summer calender.
Divided into three distinct sections the Basic Mountaineering section will progress participants to the basic level of rope team member on glaciated terrain. This is accomplished through educational classes and a skill demonstration excursions covering basic skills. Successful completion of this course will qualify the participant for inclusion in MWR Alpine Mountaineering grade II summit attempts. The outdoor skills are conducted over a twenty four hour period at Mount Rainer’s Paradise area. Elevation of 6000 feet on the shoulder of the massive Nisqually Glacier. Physical performance of skills learned in the classroom in the alpine environment and a short hike across the Glacier for terrain hazard identification. Lessons in snow camping and avalanche awareness.
Basic Rock Climbing Course
April 16th Classroom session
April 17th Indoor climbing gym session
April 23rd Outdoor climbing session
** Additional courses will be scheduled on the summer calendar.
Ice Climbing Course