Intro to Mountaineering



The first steps toward your mountaineering objectives:

  • Learn to use an ice axe and crampons
  • See how snow anchors and mountaineering technical systems work
  • Try mountaineering with minimal time commitment
  • Learn to move efficiently on snow and rock
  • Experience a technical climb and try for a summit


Day 1: 8:00am – 4:00pm, Day 2: Roughly 6:00am - 4:00pm


2 Days


Day 1 = 6:1, Day 2 = 3:1

Course Description:

The Intro to Mountaineering weekend course will teach you the skills needed to climb a peak. Day one is a skills day. In the winter months we’ll work on such skills as traveling as a roped team, walking in crampons, using a mountaineering axe properly, and self arresting a fall. In the summer months we’ll be focusing more on rock skills. We’ll be working on belaying, basic movement, short-roping, and rappelling. On day two, we’ll utilize the skills we learned on day one and climb a mountaineering route in Rocky Mountain National Park. Outside Television joined us on one of our courses and did a great job highlighting what we do. After taking this course, we recommend taking the 5-day Mountain Development Series course.