Intro to Alpine Climbing

Location

Hart's Location, New Hampshire

Group Size

3 people per guide

Duration

6 hours

Difficulty

Intermediate, Hard

Learn different methods and skills for moving up and down in technical winter terrain.  This course is a great precursor to a winter ascent of the gullies in Huntington’s Ravine or bigger objectives like Mt. Baker or Rainier. We will cover crampon technique, mountaineering ax use, moving on steep terrain, moving on a rope team, lead belaying techniques and use of different snow and ice anchors.

This is a private guided day. You will meet your guide to check essential gear. We will climb up to Willey's Slide where we will learn and practice alpine climbing techniques.  Weather and conditions permitting, we will ascend a few pitches up the slide.