|The Olympia Mountaineers|
2015 Intermediate Climbing Course
Rich Irwin (360) 580-8694
On-line for Intermediate Climbing
Course: The intermediate climbing course provides classroom and field instruction designed to teach the techniques of safe climbing on rock, hard snow, ice, and mixed alpine terrain. Leadership and safety skills are major components of the course. The Olympia intermediate climbing course is offered in a module format that includes instruction on winter mountaineering including emergency shelter construction and avalanche safety and rescue; leading on rock including setting pro, building and equalizing anchors, swinging leads and self-rescue; hard snow and glacier travel including German and French technique; and vertical ice climbing including the placing of ice screws and swinging leads on 60+ degree ice.
Ice II field trip at Coleman Glacier - September 2009
(photo by Toby Tahja-Syrett)