SEMINARS TO BE OFFERED IN 2013 (TIMES AND LOCATIONS TBA)
Backcountry Ski Skills Clinic Date: TBA
Learn the tricks of the trade for travelling on skis in the backcountry (setting the uphill track, kick turns, removing skins with skis still on, etc) and the theory of ski technique. Must be able to link turns, Advanced Beginners and better are welcome. (Telemark, AT/Rondonee and Mountaineering (Silveretta Bindings) skis are welcome. This clinic will count towards the BMS merit program.
Clinic is limited to the first 8 people and any sign-ups after that will be wait listed.
Cost of the clinic TBA depending on location.
Lead Instructor: TBA
Intro to Ice Climbing Date: TBA
Want to learn how to climb a frozen waterfall? In this two-day course plus one evening lecture, learn the basics of ice climbing equipment, knots, climbing techniques and safety systems. No prior climbing experience required. Some equipment will be provided by the MCA, such as crampons, helmets and harnesses on a limited basis. Students will be required to rent climbing boots. This clinic will count towards the BMS merit program.
Class limited to 10 students, any sign-ups beyond that will be wait-listed.
Cost: $40 (doesn’t include boot rentals). Location TBA.
Snow Travel (Basic Mountaineering Skills) Seminar Dates: TBA
Check the MCA Events calendar regularly for details on future workshops, training seminars and MCA events: http://www.mtnclubak.org/index.cfm/What-We-Do/Events-Calendar.
If there is a type of training you'd like to see the MCA provide, please contact the Training committee and give us your ideas.