The Outdoor Program

Intro to Winter Mountaineering Series

Join The Outdoor Program for an instructional series on winter mountaineering. This is a committing series of trips which extends over a classroom session and two overnight mountaineering trips.

The three part series is designed to familiarize students with the basics of winter mountaineering. A three hour classroom session will introduce concepts and hazards in a comfortable environment, while the next two weekends will take students into the cold, beautiful and rugged Washington mountains in winter. Topics will include, but are not limited to - ice axe arrest, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, avalanche awareness, snow travel techniques, and emergency snow shelters. Weather allowing the course will culminate with an attempt on Mt. Washington in the Olympics via the winter-direct route. Please stop by the TOP office if you have any questions!

Classroom Session
February 12, 6:00 - 9:00 PM   in the TOP Office (CRC 113)
Field Session 1 (Camp Muir)
6:00 AM March 1 - 8:00 PM March 2
Field Session 2 (Mt Washington Attempt)
March 8, 5:00 AM - TBD (climb faster, I hear banjos)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: 2/12/2013, 6:00 PM, CRC 113 (the TOP Office)
Nick Katolas, Rob Healy
On Campus, Mount Rainier National Park, The Olympic Mountains
Participant limits:
Expenses and Fees:
Registration Cutoff:
2/12/2014  at 4 PM