As of Jan. 11th, the course is full. If a spot opens up, I will notify the RSVP list of the opening.
Alpine Mountaineering Course Weekend - New Hampshire
Ever wanted to know how to hold the ice axe for self-arrest? or how to use crampons, or rope-off, or climb a steep section of snow and ice?
On Feb. 2nd and 3rd, Hiking and Nature will hold two days of guide-based instruction on beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountaineering skills and technique.
Courses will be based on the EMS courses and lead by the EMS instructors:
(see links for complete information)
Winter Climbing 101 - Basic Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Skills
Mountaineering 201 - Intermediate Mountaineering Skills
Glacier Skills and Crevasse Rescue
You have the option of taking the the first two classes above, or the last two. This allows for skill building for all levels.
Gear to be provided by the guide service (EMS Schools): Helmet, harness, double boots, crampons, & ice axe. See gear lists on the links above.
- Basic rock and ice climbing
- Proper use of Ice Axes & Crampons
- Protection systems of roping off and belay methods
- Advanced techniques
Completion of this course makes you eligible for the Gully Climbs of Tuckermans Ravine later in Feb.
Cost: With a minimum of 12 people, group rate will be $200 per person for two days of instruction.
Friday, Feb. 1: We'll leave NYC early on Friday (3:00 pm) and drive to North Conway NH, and stay at the Conway Hostel.
Saturday, Feb 2: Start out early and arrive at the guide service offices to fit gear an go to the mountain. The lessons will be an 8-hour day of skills and practice. Most will go over basic rock, ice and snow technique on the first day. Advanced climbers will attend Mountaineering 201 level instruction.
Group dinner at the hostel.
Sunday, Oct 7: Start out early and begin the second day of instruction. Learning belay methods, rope handling, and alpine climbing technique. Advanced climbers will attend Glacier and Crevasse skills practice.
We'll wrap up by 4:30 and be on the road by 5 back in NYC by 10 or 11pm.
How to Get a Spot:
- RSVP YES and the Organizer will send instructions for payment. Reservations will be by payment only, the guide services only reserve through full payment.
You should have basic winter gear for climbing, skiing or snowboarding. You should expect to be out in very cold winter weather for at least 9-hours each day. See the gear lists on the class links above.
The Whites can have harsh extremes in temps. Be prepared for 0 degree weather or colder.
We'll keep an eye on weather as the dates get closer.
Group Dinner: $10 -$15
Transportation costs: Please pay the driver for tolls and gas.
You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.
If you join us for this hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. The organizer will only provide a meeting place for hikers who wish to attend. It is your responsibility to research the event, know the area, bring the proper gear and have the skills necessary to return to the staring point safely. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event.
Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.