Climbing our region's majestic skyline peaks often requires confidence with some basic skills for snow travel, and who better to teach them than Miyar Adventures' experienced guides? We'll introduce you to the basic movements and safety techniques necessary to achieve those alluring summits.
- Selecting clothing and equipment for a snow climb
- How to walk in balance with an ice ax
- Traversing a slope
- Kick steps
- Self arrest techniques
- Plunge stepping
- Choosing the right techniques for the conditions
- Crampon use
Duration1 classroom session plus one day trip
Minimum Age12 years old
ActivityMountaineering and general outdoor safety skills
- Guide services
- Classroom planning session
- Day trip to learn and practice skills on a snow slope
- Transportation (we will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees)
- Gratuities for Guides
- Waterproof jacket & pants
- Wool or synthetic (no cotton) clothing layers
- Waterproof boots (mountaineering boots recommended)
- Ice ax
- 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.