1-day course designed to prepare backcountry skiers and splitboarders for more committing and longer tours into the high mountains. We instruct on skills and techniques to move safer and more efficiently through high alpine mountains including glaciated terrain.
Skills and techniques covered:
Ski mountaineering/glacier harness and kit
Advanced uphill techniques
Ski crampon use
Roped ski lowers and rappelling
Moving through mixed terrain-roped belays
Technical ski descent strategies
Advanced skiing or splitboarding skills. Previous backcountry skiing with climbing skins. Excellent physical condition.
Gear included: Ice axe, harness, crampons, and helmet-if needed. Ski and splitboard crampons are binding specific and would have to be rented or purchased ahead of course.