Skiers and boarders are discovering how deep into the world of alpinism their skills can take them. When the angle tips over 40 degrees, or your skins are propelling you across a glacier, you’ve entered the realm of the alpinist; and the tools of the climber: anchoring, belaying, rappelling, route-finding, and climbing become key to success and survival. At Skyward Mountaineering we would like to show you how skiing and alpinism can be combined, and how we incorporate our experience to help you find your own lightweight, alpine-based approach to successful ski alpinism.
This course is for advanced skiers and boarders who want to add alpine ascents and descents to their repertoire. This course, as the name says, will combine the skills of skiing and alpinism. Over three intensive days we will focus on the technical climbing skills you need: From rope-handling and crampon and ice axe use to rappel anchor construction and specific ski techniques that will allow you to ski better both up and down hill.