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Mountaineering Trips & Instruction in California

Introduction to Snow Camping

You will come away from this two-day adventure knowing the basics of snowshoeing, snow shelters, avalanche awareness, diet, winter equipment, and more. You will find snow camping is a great way to find solitude and see some very beautiful places. Breakfast, dinner, and group camping equipment are included. Beginner to advanced backpackers ready for learning and adventure welcome.

Mountaineering Seminar

Get prepared this spring with this very comprehensive mountaineering course on Lassen Peak. This course covers crampon and ice axe use, self arrest, rope work, snow and ice belay techniques, recognition and prevention of altitude related illnesses, avalanche awareness, route selection, navigation, basic snow camping skills, safety, and much more. This three day course concludes with a summit attempt. This is a great course in preparation for Mount Shasta. Breakfasts, dinners, and group camping equipment are included.

Backcountry Snowriding

Experience the thrill of untouched backcountry powder and corn snow in this 2 day overnight course. You will practice with avalanche transceivers, and learn about avalanche awareness, winter camping skills, and safety. Snowboarders, randonee skiers, and telemark skiers welcome. Experienced downhill skiers will be introduced to randonee skiing. Breakfasts, dinners, and group camping equipment are included. Prerequisite: Strong intermediate snowriding skills.

Upcoming Mountaineering Courses


Friday 6/2
Mountaineering Seminar (2-4)

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