Climbers on the Matanuska Glacier during the annual MCA ice climbing festival.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Resurrection Bay Day Harbor from Peak 2316. Kenai Fjords National Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Crevasse rescue training at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Dean Carman.

Pichler's Perch, the MCA's first hut, built in 1964, is the forerunner of the Eklutna Traverse system of shelters.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

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MCA Training   >   Rock Climbing School

The Training Committee plans to put together rock climbing training again this summer. We will likely have evening clinics covering different climbing skills and hope to have a weekend of climbing training in Hatcher Pass or the Purinton Creek area.

If you're ever faced with a situation where the anchor looks crummy but you rap off it anyways - maybe you should take the MCA anchor class. Photo © Billy Finley MCA Anchor Class Summer 2010. Photo © Dean Carman MCA Anchor Class Summer 2010. Photo © Dean Carman MCA Anchor Class Summer 2010. Watch those angles. Photo © Dean Carman
MCA Anchor Class Summer 2010. Photo © Dean Carman MCA Anchor Class Summer 2010. Hamming for the camera. Photo © Dean Carman Dean Carmen demonstrates rope clipping finesse. Photo © Wayne Todd Tim Silvers orates rock climbing etiquette. Photo © Wayne Todd
Tim Silvers demonstrates anchors and rappeling.  Photo © Wayne Todd




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