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Advanced Mountaineering

Climbing & Mountaineering Skills Course



This two day mountaineering course is centered around logistical planning of trips, technical rope work, anchoring, and multipitch transitions while culminating in a student led objective. This course is designed to build upon and solidify topics covered in our our Intro to Mountaineering and Crevasse Rescue Courses.

Hands on experience and time in the driver's seat is crucial for learning to happen in the mountains. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, practice skills, plan logistics, and take the lead under a highly trained professional.  A solid working knowledge of climbing techniques and crevasse rescue is recommended to get the most out of this course.

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate

  • Learn about technical rope systems and multipitch climbing

  • Solidify your understanding of anchoring in any medium

Price Includes

  • A professionally trained AMGA Guide 

  • All necessary mountaineering equipment including harnesses, helmets, mountaineering boots, belay devices, crampons, and ice axes

  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire course

  • Resources to further your mountaineering journey

  • One day of classroom time to dial in your rescue skills

Price Excludes

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, winter gear, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)



  • A step up in difficulty from our Intro to Mountaineering Course

  • Solidify your understanding of different types of anchors

  • Lead a technical mountaineering route with feedback from your instructors

  • Plenty of time to perfect techniques, skills, and systems

  • You'll walk away from this course with a working knowledge of multipitch climbing transitions and rope travel techniques

  • Learn how to plan logistically for big days in the mountains

Topics Covered

  • Logistical planning for big days in the mountains

  • Multipitch climbing and transitions from leader to follower

  • Anchoring in snow, rock, and ice

  • Student led objectives

  • How to use the rope to increase security

  • Climbing knots and hitches

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Course Dates

April 28 - 30, 2023

Prep Day - April 28th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Field Days - April 29th & 30th




The Eddy Taproom. St. Mary's Glacier Area, Rocky Mountain National Park, or the Citadel

Course Length

Prep Day - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Field Days - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Difficulty Rating

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