Intro To Winter Mountaineering, Sequoia - Winter Mountaineering courses,Winter Mountaineering instruction and Winter Mountaineering Training in Sequoia National Park

Summit of Alta Peak sequoia National Park

On the Summit of Skiers Alta, 11,328
February 18, 2007

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Intro To Winter Mountaineering Course
Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada California - 3 days

A winter mountaineering course for those wishing to learn the skills for winter mountaineering & winter backcountry travel. Our most popular course, this is a great place to start if you have mountain climbing goals or just want to give winter climbing a try.

This winter climbing course is conducted in spectacular Sequoia National Park where you will learn all the fundamentals of winter mountaineering. A great fun challenge for those looking to really get away from it all. We combine the challenge of backcountry travel in the winter with lots of instruction in the various aspects of mountainering.

Winter mountaineering training will cover the basics of:

  • Snow Camping, Winter Shelters & Snow Caves
  • Winter Backcountry Travel & Safety
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Ice Ax Self Arrest
  • Snow Climbing Technique & Crampon use

This winter mountaineering course includes a winter attempt of Alta Peak (11,300 ft) in the stunning Pear Lake area of Sequoia National Park. A winter climbing adventure for anyone interested in the winter backcountry and as a foundation for more advanced winter climbing, snowshoeing, or ski touring. Also a good starting point for those who have long term goals of attempting bigger snowy peaks such as Denali.

Come join us on a winter backcountry adventure this season!

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

Location: Sequoia National Park, California, West Side of the Sierra Nevada. Lodgepole area. One and a half hours east of Visalia.

For area information including lodging and driving directions check out our Sequoia National Park Travel Page

Prerequisites: No previous climbing experience required, but some previous experience in hiking and backpacking is reccommended. Previous Snowshoeing experience is not necessary. Give us a call if you have a question.

Dates 2013: Feb 16-18, Mar 8-10, Apr 12-14

Cost: $495


  • Breakfast & dinner while in the backcountry.
  • Group camping equipment, such as tents and cooking equipment
  • Technical gear
  • Professional AMGA certified or trained mountain guide

Rentals are available for boots, snowshoes, sleeping bags and backpacks.





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