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featured events

    • 03/02/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 94
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 03/02/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 92
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on SNOW 1, SNOW 2, SNOW 3, and SNOW 4. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: March 2nd, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • SNOW 1 - Full day of orientation for snow climbing. Safety, snow and ice climbing clothing and gear, assessing snow and avalanche conditions, digging a snow pit, fitting crampons and ice axe, breaking trail in a team, easy unroped climbing and downclimbing practice on snow slopes, with and without crampons.
    • SNOW 2 - Steeper snow climbing and safety. Self-belay, extensive practice of all four positions of self arrest, in both hands, with and without crampons, steeper downclimbing, spotting, and short belay.
    • SNOW 3 - Comprehensive protection and anchors instruction. Orientation to snow and ice lead climbing, care and use of ropes, placing and assessing natural and artificial snow and ice anchors, multi-directional anchors, multi-point anchors, SRENE, equalization, v-angle, snow seats, belay options, team running belay, and team self-arrest practice.
    • SNOW 4 - Snow and alpine ice lead climbing practice and alpine ice climbing technique. Assessing snow and ice conditions, choosing route, flaking rope, racking gear, climbing with two tools, lead belaying, belaying a second, clipping, running belay review, and climbing in teams of three or four.

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 03/16/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Flaming Grill Cafe 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150 (Inside Country Club Plaza) Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 18
    Register

    Join us for a presentation on "Ski Mountaineering." Everyone is invited for a bite to eat and interactive multimedia presentation at the Flaming Grill Cafe near our retail partner Bobcat's Adventure Sports in Sacramento. The presentation is for skiers or mountaineers that want to know how to combine these two very complimentary activities! We'll get into the skills, gear, and information you need to get started with using skis to climb and/or descend mountains this spring. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions! Maximum 40, pre-registration only, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

    DETAILS

    • Please register to attend - we have room for only 40 MAA members.
    • FREE for Apex members, $10 for Base members and $20 for Associate members - you can become an MAA member here.
    • Please order before 8:30 pm, presentation will start about 8:45 and end about 9:30 pm.
    • At the Flaming Grill Cafe in the Country Club Plaza, located at 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
    • Bobcat's Adventure Sports will be open before and after the event to check out gear, rentals and purchase!
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 04/06/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 97
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 04/06/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 94
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on SKI 1, SKI 2, SKI 3 and MTN 3. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: April 6th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE MTN 3 TRAINING VIDEO PRIOR - SKI series does not have videos yet.

    • SKI 1 - Full day of orientation to backcountry snow travel on low-exposure peaks and/or traversing snowy trails using various snow travel methods: overview skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding options, clothing, gear and equipment overview, basic avalanche awareness and assessment such as digging and assessing a pit, estimating slope angles, route planning, uphill and downhill trail travel techniques, monitoring weather, and group dynamics
    • SKI 2 - Full day of travel and skiing on moderate peaks: checking avalanche and weather reports, off trail route planning, monitoring weather, skiing with a pack, beacon check procedures, uphill techniques, ski crampons, transitioning to downhill, backcountry ski technique and tips review, maintaining a log book, and side country skiing
    • SKI 3 - Full day of ski mountaineering of a steep peak: advanced ski gear, choosing a line, technical ascending and/or descending, climbing with crampons on ski boots, ice axe technique, self-arrest on skis, dropping in, jump turns, comprehensive steep skiing tips and technique, glacier terrain considerations
    • MTN 3 - Day 1: Expedition climbing. Planning, training, altitude considerations and acclimatization, advanced navigation on glaciers and adverse conditions, using GPS, review all prior navigation techniques, "light and fast" climbing tips, gear and principles, bivouacking in snow, planning a traverse, predicting mountain weather, medical skills, expedition behavior. Day 2: Technical peak circumnavigation or ascent. Climbing in running belay, fixed lines or lead climbing in moderate mixed terrain in multiple teams completing a circumnavigation of a peak including a snowy bivouac during 24 -36 hours, utilizing advanced navigation techniques and team decision making.

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 04/20/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Flaming Grill Cafe 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150 (Inside Country Club Plaza) Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 17
    Register

    Join us for a presentation on "Climbing Mt. Whitney." Everyone is invited for a bite to eat and interactive multimedia presentation at the Flaming Grill Cafe near our retail partner Bobcat's Adventure Sports in Sacramento. The presentation is for anyone who would like to ascend the tallest peak in the continental US by any route - we'll look at them all! We'll get into the skills, gear, and information you need to stand on top this summer. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions! Maximum 40, pre-registration only, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

    DETAILS

    • Please register to attend - we have room for only 40 MAA members.
    • FREE for Apex members, $10 for Base members and $20 for Associate members - you can become an MAA member here.
    • Please order before 8:30 pm, presentation will start about 8:45 and end about 9:30 pm.
    • At the Flaming Grill Cafe in the Country Club Plaza, located at 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
    • Bobcat's Adventure Sports will be open before and after the event to check out gear, rentals and purchase!
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 05/04/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 05/04/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 97
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on MTN 1 and ICE-R. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: May 4th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • MTN 1 - Day 1: Basic Mountaineering. Mountain camping and travel skills, map and compass navigation and route finding, extensive overview of clothing, equipment and gear, backcountry and off-trail travel, white gas and canister stoves, sleep system considerations, water, food, knots, shelter options and considerations, and making an effective basecamp. Day 2: Peak ascent. Itinerary, gear selection, packing, pacing, efficient movement with boots and pack, rock scrambling, moving a team through terrain with loose rock, spotting, short belay, climbing easy fixed lines, lowering or rappelling, and making the descent.
    • ICE-RGlacier travel and crevasse rescue instruction and practice. Orientation to glaciers, roping up for glacier travel, rescue coil, reading and navigating glaciers, team self-arrest, knots, gear, rescue sequences, ascending the rope (self rescue), 3:1 Z-drag crevasse rescue, C-pulley or dropped loop, and piggybacking systems to get maximum mechanical advantage

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 05/12/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Flaming Grill Cafe 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150 (Inside Country Club Plaza) Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 18
    Register

    Join us for a presentation on "Climbing Mt. Rainier." Everyone is invited for a bite to eat and interactive multimedia presentation at the Flaming Grill Cafe near our retail partner Bobcat's Adventure Sports in Sacramento. The presentation is for anyone who would like to ascend the Cascades colossal by any route - we'll look at them all! We'll get into the skills, gear, and information you need to stand on top this summer. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions! Maximum 40, pre-registration only, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

    DETAILS

    • Please register to attend - we have room for only 40 MAA members.
    • FREE for Apex members, $10 for Base members and $20 for Associate members - you can become an MAA member here.
    • Please order before 8:30 pm, presentation will start about 8:45 and end about 9:30 pm.
    • At the Flaming Grill Cafe in the Country Club Plaza, located at 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
    • Bobcat's Adventure Sports will be open before and after the event to check out gear, rentals and purchase!
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 07/06/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 99
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 07/06/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on ROCK 1, 2 & 3. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: July 6th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • ROCK 1: Full day orientation and instruction in basic rock climbing. Safety, commands, knots, tying in, climbing gear, fitting, belaying methods and technique, easy scrambling practice, spotting, foundational footwork, handholds and body position, lowering, slab climbing, crack climbing and face climbing technique and practice.
    • ROCK 2: Full day of next-level climbing technique, with introduction to rappelling. Review knots, continue belay technique, anchoring the belayer, in-depth face and crack climbing technique, coaching each participant on advanced techniques, and instruction on rappelling with a back-up system.
    • ROCK 3: Full day introduction to sport lead climbing. Instruction and practice building a bolted top-rope belay anchor, bolt assessment, racking draws, flaking rope, lead belaying, catching a lead fall, placing draws on lead, clipping the rope, resting on lead, falling on lead, and cleaning the anchor. Simulated and full sport lead climbing practice. 

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 09/07/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 99
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 09/07/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on ROCK 4, 5 & 6. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: September 7th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • ROCK 4: Comprehensive protection and anchors instruction. Introduction to trad climbing gear, protection (natural, active & passive artificial, fixed), placing protection, assessment of single-point anchors, concepts of SRENE, equalization, v-angle, instruction and practice in all varieties of multi-point and multi-directional belay anchors and associated belay methods. 
    • ROCK 5: Full day of simulated trad lead climbing (up to 5.9) from the safety of an established top-rope. You will get instruction and practice in following a leader, racking gear, flaking rope, lead belaying, catching a lead fall, placing and assessing gear on lead, clipping the rope, resting on lead, bailing from a route, falling on lead, route finding and strategy. 
    • ROCK 6: Single pitch, from-the-ground-up lead climbing course. We start on conservative terrain and will coach you through your first trad lead move by move to build your confidence and expertise. You'll practice and learn how best to select, place (when, where, how) and assess gear on lead, as well as belaying a leader, belaying followers, strategic racking, clipping, cleaning, and review building multi-point belay anchors.

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document



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