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Let's Climb! Get out there into the real world - the world of nature and wilderness - This is the Meetup Site for the Northern California Peak Climbing Section - We attract climbers from all over northern California. We offer monthly climbing trips to the Sierra, Coast Range, Great Basin, the Cascades, and longer expeditions overseas as well.

We offer qualified Sierra Club leaders who have been certified by the Sierra Club. All of our leaders have gone through a training process, Wilderness First Aid, and have years of experience. We welcome anyone interested in the beauty of mountaineering - and getting out into the real world. Beginners welcome!

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INFORMATIONAL POST – AVALANCHE LEVEL 1 (Modules 1&2) Feb. 17-24 AND Mar 5-6

The Peak Climbing Section is providing the information for your consideration on attending this class and is NOT involved in the training. It’s taught by the Pinecrest Nordic Ski Patrol.

Keith Gale, an avalanche instructor trainer with the National Ski Patrol (nsp.org) is presenting a course that meets the American Avalanche Association guidelines for U.S. avalanche education course “Level 1: Avalanche Fundamentals”. This is a 28 hour course that includes classroom presentations and field work.

Link with all the information: https://www.pinecrestnordic.org/av1

Contact to register and if you have any questions:
Regards, Keith Gale [masked]
Course Coordinator Instructor of Record

course description:
Thank you for registering for the Avalanche 1 course to be held via Zoom on February 17-24, 2022. I strongly desire to host the February 24 meeting in-person at a local Bay Area location. The field session will most likely be at Castle Peak – Tahoe Donner on March 5-6, 2022. Backcountry navigation is necessary. An additional class will be offered for those not familiar with map/compass/GPS and mobile apps (CalTopo, Avenza, Gaia, etc.).

Important to know:
Register here: http://www.pinecrestnordic.org/av1

Additional links:
https://www.pinecrestnordic.org/education

https://www.pinecrestnordic.org/av1#info

Contact Keith Gale for additional information
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