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Mountaineering and Ice Skills Clinic - Sold Out!

  • Feb 9, 2014 · 9:30 AM
  • Ricketts Glen State Park

Spend your day doing something most people wouldn't dream of trying - a day of learning mountaineering and ice skills! If you've ever had an interest in learning the basics of what it takes to climb a big mountain, this is the event for you. Our experienced mountaineering guides will be taking us through a set of basic mountaineering and ice skills at beautiful Ricketts Glen State Park (2.5 hours from Center City).

You may have been to the park in the summer, but this is a whole new ball game! As of December, the park is closed to all except registered ice climbers and experienced hikers with the proper gear, including crampons, an ice axe, and rope. We'll be among the few who test our skills and nerve in the park on ice and snow.

Our guides will teach us how to move on snow using crampons, basic ice climbing technique (conditions dependent), and basic mountaineering skills including anchor building and belaying. They'll teach us anything the group wants to learn, and the course our day takes depends on our interests.

Detailed directions and carpool information will be sent to all paid registrants 2-3 days before the event. This even is 2.5 hours away from Philadelphia. Act fast.  This event sold out in 24 hours last year.

This event is very weather dependent. 

Gear and Clothing: The guides will provide crampons, an ice axe, ropes, and anchor building tools. You are responsible for food and clothing. Please dress in layers for the weather! The guides will also provide mountaineering boots. But you will need good hiking boots to get to the wall.

Price: $119

To submit payment: Event participants must either pay by check or by credit card via our website. If this is your first event paying through our website, you must:

1. Go to and register.

2. Go to and click on register.

It will walk you through paying.

If you already registered with us, just go to and log in (If you forget your log in info, you just have to provide your email and it will send it to you)


Paid and Official:

1. Carl(guide)

2. John

3.  Christie

4.  Tess

5.  Jonathan R.

6.  Tara

7.  Elena



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  • John

    Great event. Well run and a lot of fun! Hope everyone made it home safely and it was good to meet you.

    February 10, 2014

  • Elena G.

    Hi all - Wondering if anyone wants to car pool. Plymouth Meeting Mall would be a good place to meet up since it is close to 476. An email was sent out about meeting at Target, but Sterling is not planning on a carpool from that location. Are others still meeting there or would anyone like to meet me at Plymouth Meeting? Let me know.

    February 7, 2014

  • Carl E.

    The details email went out this morning. If you paid, you should have it.

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey if the event is canceled because of weather/ice limitations will we get a refund? I see above that there is no refund policy...just wanted to confirm if that's the case. Thanks!

    January 13, 2014

    • Carl E.

      If the weather prevents the event we will refund.

      January 20, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Mountaineering and Ice Skills Clinic - Sold Out!

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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