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From: Darren S.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 10:14 PM

Please join us for ONLINE MTN 2 TRAINING. Attendance better qualifies you to attend any of the MTN 2 FREE PRACTICE events and all club climbs and expeditions that require MTN 2 skills. Training will be broadcast live using a businesss class video conferencing service on these dates from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm:

>>  January 14th | February 18th | March 10th <<

MTN 2: Snow Camping & Winter Mountaineering is the club's intermediate level mountaineering course preparing members for winter camping, travel and climbing. This 1.5 hour online training will introduce the skills and know-how we'll be using on any of the free MTN 2 practice dates and will help you be selected from the interest list. Maximum 20. $220. For SMC paid members only.  Not a member? Join SMC here.

In a private interactive video presentation we'll discuss:

  • Snow shelters including caves, quinzhees, hybrid shelter and tents
  • Climbing a fixed line
  • Rappelling
  • Winter mountaineering gear, clothing and equipment
  • Winter backcountry travel skills
  • Advanced map and compass navigation in winter or on glaciers
  • Obtaining water and cooking
  • Other elements of winter / high altitude basecamp living

WHAT PARTICIPATION MEANS: Attending any paid online MTN 2 training events makes you more likely to be selected from the interest list for any of the free 2-day MTN 2 practice dates held on the mountain Jan 23-24, Feb. 27-28 or March 19-20. Please place your name on the interest list on for all of the free MTN 2 practice events of your choice at any time. Your participation will be automatically recorded on your SMC profile which will also make you more likely to be selected for MTN 2 club climbing events and expeditions.

HOW TO REGISTER: Go to Make sure to "sign in" so you will be identified as having a full membership. Find the date you want then register and pay the fee. You must have a full membership to register:

ONCE YOU ARE REGISTERED: Your RSVP will be manually confirmed on Meetup. A few days before the call you will be emailed the conference call information to the email listed on Meetup.

ON THE DAY OF THE TRAINING: You can call in with a mobile device or computer over a cell line or internet connection. You can participate interactively in the call with audio, video or text messaging. Questions can be asked at any time. Visuals will be presented with simultaneous presenter audio.

QUESTIONS? Please contact SMC Executive Director Darren Shutt at (916)[masked] or at [address removed].


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