Ski Mountaineering

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Ski Mountaineering Courses

Ski mountaineering is possibly the best way to explore the mountains. With a basic skill set you’re able to cover more terrain possible than in the summer months. This is the course if you’re the type of person who’s looking to ski off peaks and access lines and areas where few have.

We offer two programs to suit your needs. Our 3 day course is a day trip based program. We’ll spend time covering the theory of mountaineering techniques, and everyday take those concepts and apply them in the field. Culminating to a final day trip of the groups design.

On the 5 day offering, We have more time to elaborate further on concepts and techniques of Ski Mountaineering. Also taking the training further into the field with an overnight trip.

Our instructors are IFMGA certified mountain guides, having reached the highest level of International recognition in the guiding industry. Whether you’re a recreationalist looking for further your skills, or have aspirations of your own to guide others into the mountains, Training with the pros will certainly put you one step ahead of the rest.

Instructors:

Mike Roberts 

A veteran mountain guide having summited the highest peak on every continent. Mike has also attended 13 Everest expeditions, Summiting 9 times.

Lewis Ainsworth

Having spent many years based in the south island of New Zealand, Lewis has led multiple successful ascents of Aoraki Mt. Cook amongst various other mountaineering exploits.

Curriculum Includes:

Anchors

Crampon Technique

Self Arrest

Short roping

Crevasse Rescue

Rappelling

Terrain Management & Avalanche Awareness

Trip Planning

Bivouac and Snow Shelters

Weather

Everyone knows activities in the mountains are dictated by weather. We understand this just as much as anyone else. Therefore we approach the course with an err of flexibility to accommodate this.

Gear:

We can provide a pack and your avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)

You’ll need to provide for yourself:

 Touring skis or splitboard (available for rental)

 Harness

 Crampons

 Ice Axe

 Sleeping bag for overnight  (available for rental)

2020 Dates:

3 day: February 8th to 10th, February 19th to 21st

5 day: March 1st to March 5th

Price:

3 day course- ¥45,000 per person

5 day course- ¥69,000 per person