Fast and Light Mountaineering Seminar (8 hrs) | Miyar Adventures
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Fast and Light Mountaineering Seminar (8 hrs)

Fast and Light Mountaineering Seminar
Fast and Light Mountaineering Seminar





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Fast and Light Mountaineering Seminar





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Learn how to carry less and climb faster during this 8-hour seminar. Students will create a training plan, packing plan, and route breakdown of a specific objective they would like to climb. Learn how to pack, what to pack, and most importantly what not to pack to stay light. Learn how to train for long durations of activity, how to plan your outing, and how to technically prepare for steep and complex terrain challenges. This course is suitable for anyone with previous mountaineering experience looking to improve performance without sacrificing safety. This seminar will take place in a classroom setting with visual displays, demonstrations, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Skills covered:

  • Planning a light and fast climb (students will choose a climb they would like to complete)
  • Packing for a light and fast mission (this will target a specific climb)
  • Physical training and preparation for a specific objective
  • Risk assessment and risk tolerance
  • How to descend and ascend thin ropes
  • Effectively managing terrain with efficient transitions
  • How to set-up transitions such as short to long roping, soloing to belaying, glacier travel to lowering
  • Ultralight camping and tarp systems
  • Travel and time plans for speed ascents
8 Hours
Not Required for Americans


  • Group instructional equipment
  • Instruction under a professional guide

  • Transportation
  • Personal equipment required for the course
  • Lunches/Snacks
  • Gratuities for Guides

Course logistics and a packing list will be provided to students after booking

    Day 1:

    9am Arrive at Miyar Adventures, Marymoor Park, or the classroom setting (location sent after booking)

    9am - 12pm Instruction and demonstrations

    12 - 1pm Lunch break

    1pm - 3:30pm Students learn and practice skills using lightweight equipment

    3:30-5pm Students create their own plans for a light and fast climb

    • Mt Baker

      If you are interested in doing any climbing or hiking but need a guide , I highly recommend Miyar Adventures...Sandeep is a wonderful person and you will actually learn (and practice ) climbing and crevasse rescue techniques in addition to the trip/climb is definitely beyond a just a "get you to the summit" experience. He genuinely cares and brings in other excellent guides for bigger groups. My husband and I recently successfully made it to the summit of Mount Baker with Sandeep, two other guides and a group of friends and we had a fantastic experience. He and the guides he works with are very knowledgeable so I had confidence in their abilities to lead us but they are also very friendly and fun so that overall trip was enjoyable. I will definitely climb with Miyar Adventures again!

      Monica Henry
    • Climbing Mt Baker

      What an awesome experience to go on climbing Mt. Rainier with Miyar Adventures. Sandeep and his team of guides ( Kirk, Alexis, Joe, Ben, Chris, Jasmin ) did an awesome job to lead the multiple rope teams trough snow skill preparations and guiding through safely on glacier journey. The amount of efforts put into multi-month preparation, pre-trip meetings, accessibility to gears for rent and attention to details with food/weight/personal gears were all instrumental in almost all of us (in a group of 24) able to summit Mt. Rainier and have wonderful memories. We knew we were in best company and safe hands with prior experience with Miyar Adventures led climb to Mt. Baker and few other preparation trips. And guides calibrated their approach from novice climbers to experienced climbers to push enough to have an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend to go with Miyar Adventures on amazing trips they have lined up around the Puget Sound Area and internationally.

      Harshit Shah
    • Mount Olympus Summit

      Sandeep is possibly the best person (Miyar and guides) in the business to take you on the mountains. Anyone who has trained with him to summit Rainier over the years can tell you how much he cares about his peeps. Talk to him and he can always find a way to make it happen. I have been trying to climb Rainier for few years with personal constraints (need to be always available, can return anytime, 24*7 sat phone access etc) and many times I had to return mid climb from big ones like Baker and Rainier. It was really easy to talk to the guides about this situation. I never once felt unsafe on the mountains. This is a big deal given how much we learnt when it comes to snow skills and glacier training. Be safe and go with Miyar!

      Vivek Garg