Enjoy one of the friendliest winter sports for beginners. Join a guide to learn the art of snowshoeing while enjoying the majestic beauty of winter.
We will start the day with meeting at our outdoor gear store in Redmond for a classroom session. We will provide snowshoes and poles to the class members, do a gear check and have a session covering snowshoe techniques, equipment and clothing required. We will carpool from there for our guided snowshoe trip.
- Selecting clothing and equipment for a snowshoe trip
- Winter Navigation
- Snow Travel techniques
- Keeping yourself warm and dry
DurationMorning classroom session plus one-day trip
ActivitySnowshoeing, winter travel
- Guide services/Instruction
- Classroom planning session.
- Snowshoes and backcountry poles.
- Guided snowshoe trip.
- Transportation (we will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees)
- Gratuities for guides
A complete packing list will be provided at the classroom session. You will be required to have the following, most of which we can rent to you for additional fees:
- Waterproof jacket & pants
- Wool or synthetic (no cotton) clothing layers
- Waterproof boots
- Food and water
- Glacier glasses
- A backpack
I took intro to Mountaineering course by Sandeep. It was great trip. I learnt some mountaineering/backpacking skills. The hike up and the campsite had amazing views. On Friday, Sandeep did a informative mountaineering presentation and checked the gear. He let us borrow some missing gear like iceaxe, sleeping bag, puffy jackets, helmet, rope, etc. On the mountain he taught us safe glissading, self arrest, knots, side walking, walking with rope, safety and other important skills. Overall I had heck of a weekend, got to meet cool people and got a mountaineering bug which is already itching me to hike up camp muir and Mt. Adams
I did the intro to Mountaineering course and got so much more out of it than I expected. I figured that we would just learn some basic skills and techniques, but our instructor Sandeep really went the extra mile. Beyond the lessons of ice ax arrests and general snow climbing, I learned a ton about mountaineering culture and ethics which really helped me feel comfortable climbing alongside the professionals. By the end I felt very confident in my new ability and couldn't wait to get out again. Seriously, I could not wait. The next weekend I rented gear from Miyar Adventures and was able to climb Mt. Adams on my own! I can't wait for more adventures!
I have never done any activity on snow and I am a newbie hiker...It is unbelievable that I actually got to climb Rainier, starting from where I was. I give all the credit to Sandeep. He makes beginners like me get comfortable and build up on the skills and make their dreams become achievable...If you ever want to climb any mountain, I strongly recommend Miyar Adventures, without any doubt.
Excellent experience with Miyar and Sandeep when climbing Rainier this year. I was not even sure if I can do it. Sandeep helped me through out the training and kept me motivated. If not for Miyar and Sandeep I don't think I would have summited Rainier.