THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS
Come Explore with Us.
Who are we?
The Rocky Mountaineers is a non-profit outdoor club based in Missoula, Montana that offers adventure opportunities and promotes the acquisition of skills necessary to thrive in the mountain environment. Founded in 1960, the club provides monthly presentations for inspiration, “round table” discussions for knowledge sharing, technical skills clinics, and a full calendar of trips led by qualified leaders.
Snow Climbing and Glacier Travel Basics– Thursday, April 13- Roundtable
discussion at Big Sky Brewing Company (6:30pm).
This moderated talk will cover the basics of steep alpine snow climbing and glacier travel techniques as well as gear requirements. Perfect for those looking to move beyond mere summertime scrambles or those wanting to set their sights on big Cascade or Canadian peaks. Folks with experience are strongly encouraged to attend as well to share their ideas and experiences.
Snow Climbing and Glacier Travel– FIELD DAYS- Saturday-Sunday, April 17-18. This two day program is for beginner and experienced climbers alike.We will spend two days in the backcountry reviewing and practicing the following fundamentals of mountaineering: steep snow and ice, crampon technique, self-arrest, rope management, efficient pacing, snow anchors, route finding, glacier travel, crevasse rescue.
Please note that this is not an “instruction” clinic. The leaders are not trained guides or certified instructors. We will, however, be happy to share what we know and what we have learned from experience (and will encourage other participants to do the same). Primarily, we will be practicing all the fundamentals listed above! Previous climbing experience is not required. Participantsshould, however, be in good physical condition; and have some backpacking or scrambling experience. Group Size Limit: 8
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