Snow and Ice Anchors for Mountaineers

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 Course Description:

Being able to build proper snow anchors is essential if you want to travel safely over snow covered technical terrain.  The Colorado Mountain School Winter Anchor Clinic is an excellent course to pair up with the Glacier Travel and Crevase Rescue course that is offered the following day.  This course takes place in Rocky Mountain National Park.  With its close proximity to Denver and Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect venue for such a course.  This course focuses on various knots, snow anchor principals/considerations, racking gear, building specific snow anchors, rigging snow anchors, belay and rope travel techniques. We recommend that individuals come to this course with a basic understanding of rock/ice anchors.  Lastly, we recommend that individuals interested in mountaineering on their own have an understanding of rock, ice, and snow anchors.

Details:

PREREQUISITES:

Basic snow skills (i.e. proper ice axe and crampon use)

TIME:

8:00am - 4:00pm

DURATION:

8 hours

MAXIMUM RATIO:

6:1