Mazamas Snow Camping Skills Builder Class

This class is designed to teach, in one evening (or day) of lecture and one day of field practice, some of the essential skills needed to take your climbing to the next level.

Snow Camping Weekend

Lecture: Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Mazama Mountaineering Center
Field Session: Saturday and Sunday, February 6-7, 2010, Mount Hood

Cancellation/Refunds: Cancellation fee is 50% of application fee if canceled 7 days or more prior to the lecture. No refund if canceled within 7 days of lecture.
Cost: $50 members, $75 non-members
Registration: Fill out the application to reserve your spot.

If you’ve been exploring the Pacific Northwest without camping on snow, you’re missing out.  Whether a multi-day climb on a glaciated peak in July or a back country ski trip in January, camping in and on snow opens up a world of new experiences.

With a straightforward, simple format (one lecture, one weekend field session) the snow camping skill-builder teaches the fundamental skills of snow camping, including:

Safe snow travel and avalanche awareness (see also Crevasse Rescue and Avalanche skill builders)
Snow/cold weather gear and preparation
Site selection and preparation
Pitching and protecting a tent on snow (no poles!)
Building kitchen areas on snow
Caching food
Cooking and obtaining water while snow camping
Building latrine areas and waste disposal
Building snow caves and other shelters
Sleeping comfortably and having fun
Practicing leave no trace ethics

The weekend field session will be hands-on, real-world snow camping, putting into practice all the above skills.

Feel free to contact the Mazamas office if you have any more questions about this class.

Mazamas phone: 503.227.2345
527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97215


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