7-Day Alaska Mountaineering Course
A 7-Day Alaska Mountaineering Course is a great way to prepare a novice or intermediate climber with a solid foundation for glacial mountaineering pursuits over a relatively short period of time. This is a great option for novice climbers to learn the requisite skills for a guided ascent of Denali, Aconcagua, Mount Vinson or 6000 meter Himalayan peaks. Set amidst iconic peaks of the Alaska Rage, this course combines a stunning setting with a proven curriculum of mountaineering education.
Skills to be emphasized:
- Snow Camping
- Minimum-impact environmental ethics
- Knots and rope technique
- Anchor building (snow and ice)
- Crampon techniques
- Self arrest
- Glacier travel
- Route finding
- Crevasse rescue
Participants need to be in good physical condition to partake in this course. You should be prepared to carry a 40 lb pack and pull a 20-30 lb sled on the days we move camp. Proper mountaineering training is very subjective, and we encourage you to contact us so we can work with you to develop a good training regimen for your lifestyle. Be prepared for temperatures below freezing at night, with day time temperatures very comfortable and sometimes hot! Most of our course locations are below 8,000 ft, so you should not experience extreme weather like on Denali. Contact us for a detailed equipment list and more information. This course is provided by Mountain Trip Alaska, LLC, an authorized concessionaire of Denali National Park and Preserve.