Mountain Adventure Seminars
 

MAS Mountaineering School

 

The MAS Mountaineering School is designed to develop people’s mountaineering skills.   Both educational workshops and multi-day camps help participants gain skills and gain an appreciation for “wild places”.

California is an excellent region to learn, train and explore your mountaineering goals. MAS offers programs training programs in Bear Valley, Mt. Lassen and the Sawtooth Range west of Bridgeport on the eastside of the Sierra Nevada Range. Each of these areas offers unique mountaineering challenges and experiences.

 

 

 

Mountaineering Courses

Bear Valley Mountaineering Seminar

This program combines the Crampon and Ice Axe and Rope Team and Snow Anchor workshops into an intense mountaineering skill development class.  This is a thorough introduction to basic mountaineering skills which is often used as a training or refresher for larger mountaineering goals such as Mt. Shasta, Mt. Rainier and beyond.  For those seeking additional training on glacier travel a third day is often offered immediately following this program.

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Crampon and Ice Axe Workshop

Learn how to climb and descend steep snow slopes using crampons and ice axe. A variety of techniques will be practiced including how to prevent a slip from becoming a fall (aka – self arrest). This course provides the basics for aspiring mountaineers headed to Mt. Shasta, Mt. Rainer and beyond, including PCT hikers.

 

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Rope Team and Snow Anchor Workshop

Expand your mountaineering skills to include techniques and equipment appropriate for steeper snow slopes and climbing as a team. Learn how to use a climbing rope, including knots and belays. Then incorporate snow anchors (e.g. ice axe, pickets and bollards) to manage risks on exposed slopes.

 

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Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Workshop

When your mountaineering adventures include glaciated terrain such the northside of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Rainer and beyond it is important to adjust your travel techiques and be prepared for hidden crevasses. This course covers the equipment and travel techniques, including crevasse rescue, required of glacier travel.

 

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Matterhorn Peak Mountaineering Camp

Join MAS on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Range and climb 1 of the “50 classics” via the East Couloir of Matterhorn Peak (12,279 feet).  This 2 day mountaineering camp is a demanding program complete with scenic trail hiking, cross-country travel, a glacier crossing and steep snow & ice climbing.

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