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Date Monday  4/15/2019
Group State CMC
Event Title TCS/ACS - Advanced Snow
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $125.00
NonGroup Price $125.00
Leader Price $125.00
Available Participants 2
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lecture at AMC

Field Day TBD but probably St Mary's Glacier


For more info Contact

Ph: 303-279-3080



Lecture April 15, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Field Day; May 4th, all day starting early

This class is a follow up to Intermediate Snow and covers technical skills you need to climb a snow couloir. This class is required for completion of the Basic Alpine Climbing School .



  • Basic Climbing

  • Intermediate Snow.


Important Note: If you plan on completing Basic Alpine Climbing School, In addition to the field day, you will be required to do a snow climb. These snow climbs do not have fixed dates but there will be several in the CMC calendar. You will sign up for these trips just as you do for any CMC trip. You must have your C Hiker Classification in order to sign up for this trip.

Skills Covered:

  • Ascending and Descending Steep Snow 

  • Mixed snow/ice/rock conditions

  • Protection and Roped Climbing 

  • Belaying 

  • Snow Anchors  

  • Roped Descent 

Gear and Prep: 

  • We will provide helmets, harnesses, belay devices, and ice axes but you are welcome to bring your own

  • Be prepared for winter conditions with boots and clothing

  • 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.

We will not cover glacier travel and crevasse rescue; there are separate classes on these topics.



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 refund and cancellation policy 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.