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Intro To Winter Mountaineering Course
Lassen National Park, California - 3 days

A winter mountaineering instructional climbing course for those wishing to learn winter climbing & backcountry travel skills. You will gain training in the fundamentals of winter travel & climbing on either snowshoes or skis.

Winter mountaineering instruction covered will include:

  • Snow Camping
  • Winter Backcountry Travel & Safety
  • Avalacnhe Awareness
  • Ice Ax Self Arrest
  • Snow Climbing Technique

This winter mountaineering course includes an attempt of Lassen Peak, the southern-most Cascade Volcano. A winter climbing course for anyone interested in the winter backcountry as a foundation for more advanced winter climbing, snowshoeing, or ski touring.

We provide everything you are going to need except for your own clothing. That includes winter boots, winter sleeping bag and pad, backpack and snowshoes.

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For more California alpine climbing & winter mountaineering courses check out our main Alpine Climbing / Mountaineering page.

Location: Lassen National Park, South Entrance. Northern California, one and a half hours east of Redding, Ca.

For more information about Lassen National Park including lodging and driving directions check out our Lassen National Park Travel Page.

Food: At California Alpine Guides we strive to provide healthy and delicious gourmet backcountry meals. Breakfast and dinner are provided by your guide / backcountry chef while in the field. Special diets can be accommodated.

Prerequisites: No previous climbing experience required, but some previous experience in hiking and backpacking is strongly reccommended. Previous snowshoeing experience is not necessary.

Dates 2014: Dec 27-29
Dates 2015: Jan 17-19, Feb 16-18, Mar 13-15


Cost: $565


  • Breakfast & dinner while in the backcountry.
  • Group camping equipment, such as tents and cooking equipment.
  • All technical climbing equipment is provided.
  • Sleeping bag and pad, backpack, snowshoes and winter boots if needed
  • Professional mountain guides


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