Mountaineering is the sport of climbing mountains. Unlike rock climbing, mountaineering is typically done by a group of individuals, often roped together as they do semi-technical ascents of large mountains either on just rock or snow and ice. The ATS Team enjoys exclusive access to the tallest mountain in Los Angeles County where we teach our courses as weather conditions permit. This is typically from November to March of each year.
To view our course schedule, click here or read below to learn more about each specific course.
***Opening day of Mountaineering is to be decided upon snow conditions.
Our two day course which covers the finer points of snow camping is perfect for mountaineers looking to move into the world of snow or just backpackers wanting to enjoy the beauty of winter camping....
PRICE: $330 DAYS: 2 DIFFICULTY: Level 1 of 4
Level 2 - Intro to Mountaineering
This is a great course for those wanting to learn the basics of mountaineering for a future of mountain ascents. We spend a long day learning basic rope travel, ice axes and crampon use including self-arrest techniques, the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), safe travel techniques through snow and scree, and basic mountain navigation.
PRICE: $165 DAYS: 1 DIIFICULTY: Level 2 of 4
Level 3 - Intro to Snowshoeing
Come explore the snowy landscape as we learn all the basics of showshoeing in this full day course. Participants can expect to hike 2-3 miles at altitude in snowshoes. We'll cover safe travel tactics, rescue options, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
PRICE: $165 DAYS: 1 DIFFICULTY: Level 3 of 4
Level 4 - Mt Whitney Mountaineer's Route Prep
This is a great course for those training to tackle the mountaineer's route at Mt. Whitney or any of the other semi-technical introductory mountain routes in the Western United States. We focus specifically on the skillsets, group tactics, and PPE needed for the tallest mountain route in the lower 48 states. Please note this course does not in fact take place on Mt. Whitney but rather on the tallest mountain in Los Angeles County - Mt. Baldy
PRICE: $165 DAYS: 1 DIFFICULTY: Level 4 of 4
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