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SIG 1: Snow, Ice and Glacier Climbing Level 1 Training Course

  • May 10, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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SMC's premier snow climbing course, this essential training provides the foundation for mountaineering. With a full 16 hours of focused instruction split between the classroom and the mountain, you'll get a solid understanding of the fundamental skills you'll need to venture higher. 

SIG 1 provides a very specific focus on important details such as a confident self-arrest, climbing technique with and without crampons and an ice axe, self-belay, descending, traversing, glissading, safety and all the cool gear, as well as a broad overview of the scope of modern ice climbing. Course completion better qualifies you to attend club climbs that require SIG 1 skills. We have room for 12 students. For current SMC members only. Not a member? Join here. 

REGISTER FOR SIG 1 AT THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE: www.sierramountaineeringgroup.org/events/201/sig-1-snow-ice-and-glacier-climbing-level-1-training-course

Video from a previous SMC snow climbing training:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP89DmGh_MQ&feature=share&list=UUAaX59qBf2f3XKFMZx4M44A


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  • Kyle F.

    I put up some of the pictures I took this weekend!
    https://kylefrost.exposure.co/brushing-up

    1 · May 12, 2014

    • Audra

      Great pix!

      May 16, 2014

    • Ignacio C.

      Great trip report and pictures!

      May 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people! Fast learners on self-arrest!

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learnt a ton of stuff. Looking forward to meeting all of you again. :)

    May 12, 2014

  • Ayelet

    Thanks for a great class! Learned a ton, and was great to meet everyone :)

    May 12, 2014

  • Kyle F.

    Had an awesome time, looking forward to participating on more SMC trips!

    May 12, 2014

  • Tom

    Great instruction and a great group of people.

    May 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Tom - it was fun. Thanks for adding your knowledge and and experience with ski patrol! Let's followup on the AVy

      May 11, 2014

  • Lijo J.

    It was a wonderful experience with an awesome group of people. Thanks a lot Phil and Denise for teaching us this wonderful course.

    May 11, 2014

  • Lijo J.

    I was wondering if anyone is willing to carpool from Folsom. I am looking for a ride :(

    April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Tom... I live in Folsom too.. I am willing to share gas costs.. Please let me know..

      May 5, 2014

    • Tom

      So, looks like there are 3 of us to carpool from Folsom. I'll email both of you so we can coordinate.

      May 5, 2014

  • Audra

    I'm planning on driving up early Sat. morning from SF, anyone interested in carpooling?

    April 16, 2014

    • Ayelet

      I am! I'll also be coming from SF, and Saturday morning is great

      1 · April 16, 2014

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