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Date Tuesday  4/25/2017
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG Basic Mountaineering School - Colorado Alpine Snow Mountaineering
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Tom Mulcahy
Co-Leader Matthew Foster
Group Price $62.00
NonGroup Price $67.00
Available Participants 4
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)

Location

Classroom Sessions: 2864 South Circle Dr.  Phoenix Tower SECOND FLOOR 

Field Sessions: TBD



For more info Contact

Tom Mulcahy

thomleonmul@hotmail.com



Details

BMS Colorado Alpine Snow Mountaineering



**Pre-Requisites: Wilderness Fundamentals**  The "Wild Fun" class covers concepts that will be expected knowledge for this course and will reference the text provided from this class!  



There are two class lectures. Our discussions include evaluating weather and snow conditions, terrain and avalanche risk assessment, gear, trip planning, using crampons and proper climbing techniques, snow travel including proper use of ice axe, self-arrest, glissading, determining slope angles, and route finding. We will demonstrate and practice snow anchors and rope techniques if time allows.

There is a CMC Rating Trip which we typically do at Pikes Peak Glen Cove which is designed to reinforce principals and techniques discussed in class. You will attend both days.



Evening Lecture Dates:

Tuesday, April 25 6:30PM - 9:00PM 

Thursday, April 27 6:30PM - 9:00PM



Field Day Dates:

Saturday, April 29 8:15AM – 3:30PM Location: Glen Cove;

Sunday, April 30 8:15AM – 3:30PM Location: Glen Cove;



Weather Makeup Field Dates;

Saturday, May 06 8:15AM – 3:30PM

Sunday, May 07 8:15AM – 3:30PM



There will be an optional follow-up CMC Wilderness Trip to hone your snow travel skills.



Refunds are issued for cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the start of the program. There is a $10.00 cancellation fee. No refunds in last two weeks or for no shows.



Basic Equipment list:

Helmet

Mountaineering Axe

Mountaineering Boots (crampon compatible)

Crampons (Horizontal – glacier/snow travel)

Glacier glasses or dark sunglasses



(There is a limited amount of Club equipment available for loan)

A more detailed list will be sent out to you after registration.




Notes

**Pre-Requisites: Wilderness Fundamentals**  The "Wild Fun" class covers concepts that will be expected knowledge for this course and will reference the text provided from this class!  

This course is part of the Pikes Peak Groups Basic Mountaineering School or BMS.  The program may be a pre-requisite for trips or other schools.  If you have any questions, please contact the instructor for this course.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.