4-Day – Intro to Mountaineering Outing with Kaf Adventures
5-Day  -Alpine Mountaineering Course in the North Cascades National Park

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4-Day Intro to Mountaineering Outing

Get hands on experience preparing, traveling, navigating, using your gear, camping, cooking, and a summit attempt.
Take the knowledge gained in class and transfer it
to real situations while making a summit attempt of a Cascade Mountain.

intro to mountaineeringEssential techniques you’ll learn during this course:

  • Snow and Glacier Camping
  • Rope Management and Glacier Rigging
  • Navigation, Map and Compass
  • Gear Packing and Equipment Choices
  • Self-Arrest and Ice-Axe Technique, Crampons
  • Mountain Weather
  • Mountain Hazards and Safe-travel Practices
  • Self-care in the Mountains
  • Summit Planning, Route Planning
  • Basic Emergency Response
  • Expedition Behavior

Trip includes a summit attempt either Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan.

4-Day Intro to Mountaineering Outing with Kaf Adventure   $675

(mention Hard Water Sports and receive a10% discount)

Kaf Intro to Mountaineering

5-Day Alpine Mountaineering Course

Push yourself physically while learning new technical mountaineering and alpine climbing skills.
Spend eight days learning advanced climbing technique and the mountain travel skills that will get you to new heights.

Mountaineering instruction includes:

  • Crevasse self-rescue and team crevasse rescue techniques,
  • Navigation in the alpine environment,
  • Hazard assessment – inclement weather, avalanche, rock, and ice fall dangers.

Curriculum covered:

  • Traditional gear placement and anchoring
  • Practice lead climbing and lead belaying dynamics with traditional gear
  • Rappelling, multi-pitch techniques, and rope management
  • Snow anchor construction
  • Steep snow climbing, practicing crampon techniques
  • Rope team management
  • Glacier travel and crevasse field navigation
  • Mountain weather, mountain hazards.

Trip includes a summit attempts in theNorth Cascades National Park.

5-Day Alpine Mountaineering Course
with Kaf Adventures   $800

(mention Hard Water Sports and receive a 10% discount)

5 Day Alpine Mountaineering Course


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