Opening Date of Mountaineering TBD Upon Snow Conditions
Ever wandered what it is like to climb snow capped mountains? Have tou ever wanted to take on what winter has to offer in a safe environment with trained professionals? This is the course for you. We will spend a day learning basic rope travel, ice axes and crampon use including self-arrest techniques, the proper personal protective equipment, safe travel techniques through snow and scree, and basic mountain navigation. This course offers the basics of Mountaineering and gives a basic overview of this wonderful sport.
LOCATIONS, TIMES, & REGISTRATION
2 people: $330 per person
3 people: $220 per person
4+ people: $135 per person
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LOS ANGELED, CA AREA
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
Contact ATS prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.
Closest Airports: Burbank (BUR), Burbank California.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
While each course varies in exact meeting location and time, all Mountaineering courses will take place within the Angeles National Forest. Upon registration a course packet will be emailed to you with further details on the course.
TRAVEL AND OTHER INFORMATION
• Professional Instruction
• Technical canyoneering equipment during the course
• Sample rope and webbing
• Transportation from your home town to the group meeting point
• Insurance of any kind
After meeting the instructor at the parking area and passing out gear we’ll travel en masse up the Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts to our training area at the top of the mountain. A long day is spent on the mountain learning progressive techniques including ice axe self rescue, glissading tactics, and then eventually roped up mountain travel.
Mountaineering is a marathon not a sprint. There is typically a several mile hike into a campsite while wearing a 20-30 pound backpack. This hike will at some points be on uneven terrain and at other times on an established trail. You will potentially be exposed to cold water, snow, high air temps, poisionous plants and animals, and adverse weather conditions.
We have taken clients as young as 12 and as old as 72 snow camping. Our main stipulation is you must fit within the size requirements for a harness (typically under a size 40 waist and under 350 pounds). Beyond that you should possess a general fitness level and enjoy hiking in the outdoors. If you have a specific question about the sport please contact us.
WHAT TO BRING
ITEMS PROVIDED BY ATS
• Waterproof Pants
• Waterproof Top
• Ice Axe
• Backpack with Waist Strap
• Basic Snow Tools
ITEMS PROVIDED BY STUDENT
• Waterproof Hiking Boots
• Thermal Socks, Thermal Pants, and Thermal Top
• High Caloric Lunch
• 2 Liters of Water (per day)
• After Camping Clothes