Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course Information Night

January 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Ever wanted to reach the summit of the many peaks in Washington? Come learn how the popular basic rock and glacier climbing course can teach you the skills necessary to reach the top. An information night is being held at the Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center on January 30th at 6:30 pm. We’ll cover what skills are taught, course requirements, and equipment needs. No previous climbing experience is required.The Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Rock and Glacier Climbing Course starts February 12, 2014. The course is a one or two year course consisting of classroom instruction, field instruction and climbing experience designed to provide the basic skills necessary to safely climb rock, snow and the glaciated peaks of the Pacific Northwest. This course covers selection and care of equipment, wilderness travel, roped and glacier travel, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, crevasse rescue, and many other topics. During field trips and actual climbs the student will put these skills to practical use with experienced mountaineers. Registration is currently open and will close on February 6th; club membership is required. Membership and course registration are available through The Mountaineers website (http://www.mountaineers.org/) and Member Services (206) 521-6001. If you are already a member of the Mountaineers, you can register for the course at http://www.mountaineers.org/source/aTrips/TripRegister.cfm?Event=37203.


The Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center
2302 North 30th Street
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