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Date Tuesday  3/26/2019
Group State CMC
Event Title TCS/ACS - Intermediate Snow
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $95.00
NonGroup Price $95.00
Leader Price $95.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lecture at American Mountaineering Center

Field Day TBD but probably St Mary's Glacier

For more info Contact

Ph: 303-279-3080




Lecture March 26 , 6:00-9:00PM (Combined Lecture with sessions A, B and C) 

Field Day April 13, all day starting at 6:00AM

This class is an introduction to snow travel with a view toward alpine activity. This class is required for completion of the Basic Alpine Climbing School Certificate. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Skills covered: 

  • Gear: clothing, ice axe, crampons.

  • How to ascend, traverse and descend snow with and without crampons.

  • French, German, and American techniques.

  • Various ice axe grips and swings, depending on slope.

  • Walking in balance and the rest step.

  • Kicking steps and chopping steps.

  • Self-belay and self-arrest.

  • Glissading.


Gear and preparation: 

  • Choose clothing and equipment for winter conditions.

  • Winter boots required  

  • Helmets

  • Crampons 

  • We will provide ice axes and crampons but you are welcome to bring your own

  • Snowshoes might be required, depending on the snow.

  • Gaiters are recommended.


We will not cover Avalanche Awareness; there is a separate course on this topic.



Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.

Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.

Cancellation Policy:

Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled.

Refund Policy:
Please see the CMC cancellation and refund policy 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.