Upcoming events

    • 07/08/2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 07/18/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bugaboos Provincial Park, BC Canada
    • 0
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    Join MAA members in Canada to climb the stunning granite routes in the Bugaboos. This expedition features 10 days of amazing climbing on such inspiring monoliths as the Howser Towers, and Snowpatch, Bugaboo and Pigeon Spires. Teams and routes will be sequenced over the course of 10 days from a roaming basecamp / bivouac, decided as weather and options dictate. Participants must be proficient lead climbers in alpine multi-pitch rock (Rock 8 and Rock-R) as well as proficient in glacier travel and crevasse rescue (Ice-R), or equivalent experience. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 6 participants. Hope to have you out with us!

    Video: https://vimeo.com/133723101

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Bugaboos alpine rock climbing in a glacier setting, multi-pitch granite routes up to Grade V, 5.10. Glacier travel between the spires, and long-term backcountry camping in wild, grizzly country, some in a basecamp and some in a bivouac. Attend expedition training on Whitney East Buttress or Whitney East Face April 26-28th. Attend team conference calls. Rock your mind in one of the most amazing places on the planet.
    • Where to meet: 3:00 pm at TBD location near Golden, BC, on Monday, July 8th. 
    • Participant Expedition Fees: $575 per person. Pays for accommodations for participant and leaders on July 8th, 10 nights of group camping fees, mandatory operations deposit, MAA gear, buffer for unexpected expenses, and airfare or mileage reimbursement to get expedition gear and ELs to Canada. A minimum of 4 participants is required to make the expedition feasible. Fee must be paid to confirm registration, and can be paid in portions, if requested.
    • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 60 days, 50% refund 60-30 days, no refund closer than 30 days from departure
    • Event Leader: Kelvin Nguyen, kelvin@mountainascent.org, and Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399, darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / maximum participants: 4/6
    • What to bring: Rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet, auto-locking belay device, 4 locking and 3 non-locking carabiners, PAS, 2 slings, cordelette, prusik, crampons, ice axe / tools, 15-30 liter climbing pack, 50 - 70 liter approach pack, approach shoes / boots compatible with your crampons, appropriate waterproof and breathable / wicking baselayer, mid-layers, and shell jacket, food for 10 days, bivy, water bottles, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, radio, headlamp, trekking pole(s) personal items. Group gear such as rock protection, ropes, tents, stove, fuel, etc. will be determined beforehand using group spreadsheet and conference call(s). If you are in need of loaner gear from MAA, please give the ELs advance notice.
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants. General Expedition discussion on the member's forum, 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Bear canisters or bear-proof containers are required.

    ITINERARY:

    Prior: General expedition conference call April 10th. Team members only call in June TBD.

    Prior: April 26th - 28th, Mt. Whitney East Buttress or Mt. Whitney East Face training climb. 

    Prior: General Expedition discussion on the member's forum 

    • DAY 1: Monday, July 8th - Meet and greet in Golden BC. Dinner, logistics, stay the night in town.
    • DAY 2: Tuesday, July 9th - Pick up permits, drive out to the TH, hike to and establish first basecamp at Applebee campground. Dinner, evening meeting for logistics and gear. 
    • DAY 3 - DAY 10: Wednesday, July 10th - Wednesday, July 17th - Climb assorted routes in teams of two or three. Kelvin and Darren will be the main lead climbers, swapping leads as appropriate with other participants. Teams may climb the same spire by different routes, or we may split up as appropriate, as long as we can all return to the same basecamp each evening. Some routes will require travel over glaciated passes and bivouacking. There will be some days off for rest and weather.
    • DAY 11: Thursday, July 18th - Take down basecamp, head back to the trail head and drive back to Golden, BC.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 07/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/20/2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, BC, Canada
    • 0
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    Join MAA climbers in Canada to climb the incredible northwest ridge of Mt. Sir Donald. One of the "Fifty Classic Climbing of North America" this incredible, exposed, but moderate alpine rock route is not to be missed! This may be one of the longest continuous alpine ridges you'll ever climb. Participants must be proficient in alpine multi-pitch climbing and be in excellent shape for a huge day out on the mountain. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Mt. Sir Donald 10,816 NW Ridge, III, 5.4, in BC's Glacier National Park, at the summit of the Trans-Canadian Hwy, Roger Pass. This is a huge route with 7,800 gain over technical terrain, involving scrambling, scree, downclimbing with exposure, and a long 14-rappell descent. Participants must be able to move quickly over exposed terrain using a combination of simul-climbing and belayed climbing in pitches, as well as have excellent endurance to move fast all day.
    • Where to meet: 9:00 am, Friday, July 19th at the Glacier National Park Visitor Center at Rogers Pass. 
    • Participant Expedition Fees: $134 per person. Pays for mandatory group gear deposit and mileage reimbursement for EL travel. Minimum of 4 participants to meet these expenses. Fee must be paid to confirm registration.
    • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 60 days, 50% refund 30-60 days, no refund closer than 30 days
    • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399, darren@mountainascent.org, Kelvin Nguyen, kelvin@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / Maximum: 4,6
    • What to bring: Rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, 4 locking and 2 non-locking carabiners, slings, cordelette, prusik, PAS, crampons, ice axe, 30 - 45 liter climbing pack, approach shoes / boots compatible with your crampons, food, water, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp, trekking pole(s). Group gear such as rock protection, ropes, tents, stove, etc. will be determined beforehand. 
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Bear canisters or bear-proof containers are required.
    • Trip Report: Written by one of our members who climbed it recently.
    • Official Brochure produced by Parks Canada

    ITINERARY:

    Prior: Evening weekday conference call and training day opportunities with team. Dates will be firmed up in 2019.

    • DAY 1: Friday, July 19th - 9:00 am. Meet and greet at the Rogers Pass Visitor Center. Get permit. Proceed to bivy site or campground. Dinner, logistics.
    • DAY 2: Saturday, July 20th - With a very early pre-dawn start, climb the NW ridge route and descend back to camp and the trailhead.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 07/20/2019
    • 07/24/2019
    • Mt. Baker
    • 0
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    Join MAA members for a highly technical ascent of Mt. Baker via the Coleman Headwall route. This is a very steep technical climb providing glacier travel and steep snow & ice. We will approach the route via the stunning Heliotrope Ridge trail. This is a Grade IV, AI2-5, strenuous climb and team members should have solid skill and experience in the following: snow camping at high elevation, steep snow (up to 60 degrees) and alpine ice climbing (up to AI4-5) , glacier travel, and self-arrest & crevasse rescue training. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Coleman Headwall steep snow and ice (up to 90 degrees), glacier travel, winter camping. If conditions are not good for the Coleman Headwall we will try the North Ridge route. 
    • Where to meet: Guesthouse in Bellingham (805 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229). 
    • Event Leaders: Todd Martin 949-922-2253 todd@mountainascent.org, Frederick Lorenz
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3,6
    • What to bring: List will be sent in body of registration confirmation email
    • Costs: Expedition fee of $370 per participant. This covers EL costs that could include airfare, car rental, hotel, permits, MAA gear, etc. Registration is confirmed upon payment of expedition fee. Before arrival (after joining the expedition), each climber must pay the Mount Rainer Climbing Cost Recovery Fee; $50 as of Feb. 2019. Without an annual NPS parks pass entry to the park is $30/vehicle.
    • Refund policy: Full refunds outside of 90 days, 50% refund between 30 and 90 days, no refund possible closer than 30 days. 
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Rainier climbing pass is required. This needs to be obtained in advance of the trip and can be done here.

    ITINERARY:

    Prior: TBD expedition team conference call to coordinate logistics, and a training event, probably eastern Sierra.

    • DAY 1, Sat., July 20th: Meet at Seatac airport as early as possible and drive to hotel in Bellingham.
    • DAY 2, Sun., July 21th: Hike to Hogsback camp & scout the route. 
    • DAY 3, Mon., July 22h: Climb to summit & return to camp.
    • DAY 4, Tues., July 23th: Exit/Weather day.
    • DAY 5, Wed., July 24th: Depart Seattle Late (6pm or after)

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    • 07/20/2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 07/21/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Onion Valley Trailhead
    • 3
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    Join MAA members to climb dramatic Dragon Peak. This Eastern Sierra peak boasts a solid rock scrambling route on the South Chute ending at the scenic 12,995 summit. Participants should be comfortable with exposed Class 3-4 scrambling. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Overnight climb of Dragon Peak, 12,995, via the Class 3-4 South Chute. 3 miles approach, approx. 3,500 elevation gain, off-trail travel, camping. 
    • Where to meet: Onion Valley TH
    • Event Leader: Kevin Koenig
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3/6
    • What to bring: Mountain boots, helmet, stormproof layered clothing, climbing pack, trekking poles, food, water, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp, stove/fuel, personal items, 10 essentials. Some of this may be group gear. 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Bear canister required

    ITINERARY:

    Day 1: Saturday, July 20th - Meet an Onion Valley TH at 9:00 am. Hike i3.5 miles in to camp. Scout route. Dinner, ready for early start.

    Day 2: Sunday, July 21st - Alpine start, climb South Chute route to peak. Reverse route to return to and break camp. Return to TH.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • 07/20/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 4
    Register

    ROCK 5: TRADITIONAL ROCK LEAD CLIMBING AND FOLLOWING PREVIEW training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Placing and assessing gear on lead from the security of a mock lead or “trad sport” lead setup

    • Following a leader

    • Cleaning the route

    • Racking gear

    • Flaking rope

    • Lead belaying

    • Catching a lead fall

    • Clipping the rope

    • Resting on lead

    • Bailing from a route

    • Falling on lead

    • Route finding and strategy

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 07/21/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 4
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    ROCK-R: ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Escaping the belay 
    • Tandem rappel 
    • Counterbalanced rappel 
    • Ascending the rope
    • Assisted lowering
    • Raising using mechanical advantage 
    • Patient care and assisting injured climbers

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 07/22/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/24/2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA
    • 0
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    Join MAA members to climb the stunning Mt. Shuksan via the classic Fisher Chimneys route. Shuksan is a rugged, glaciated massif and one of the most photographed peaks in the North Cascades. This route contains all the elements of an engaging climb with rock, alpine ice, and glaciers. Recommended for members are proficient with all their alpine climbing skills. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 9. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Mt. Shuksan, 9,131', Fisher Chimneys route, Class 4, glacier travel, alpine snow/ice. Roped travel, rappelling and scrambling in an alpine environment. Participants should be proficient with multi-pitch alpine rock climbing, scrambling, glacier travel and crevasse rescue, steep snow / alpine ice climbing, and self arrest.
    • Where to meet: Mt. Baker Ski Area, White Salmon Lodge, July 22nd, 9:00 am.
    • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, and Kelvin Nguyen, kelvin@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / Maximum: 6/9
    • What to bring: Harness, helmet, mountain boots, steel crampons fit to your boots, mountain axe with leash or runner to connect to harness, belay device, prusik, 2 locking carabiners, PAS, 48" runner, 2 non-locking carabiners, 30 - 45 liter climbing pack, warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body, gaiters, food, waterbottles, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking pole(s). Ropes, protection, tents, stoves and other group gear will be determined beforehand, likely supplied by MAA. 
    • Expedition Fee: $149 per participant. This pays for mileage or airfare to get gear and ELs to Washington. Registration is confirmed upon payment of expedition fee. 
    • Refund policy: Full refunds outside of 90 days, 50% refund between 30 and 90 days, no refund possible closer than 30 days. 
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    ITINERARY:

    Prior: April 10th 7:00 pm expedition team conference call to coordinate training opportunities and logistics.

    Prior: General discussion on the member's forum.

    • DAY 1: Monday, July 22nd - Meet and greet at Mt. Baker Ski Area at 9:00 a.m. Get permit, go up trail to set up basecamp. 
    • DAY 2: Tuesday, July 23rd - With an early start, climb Fisher Chimneys route, return to basecamp, or all the way back to the trailhead.
    • DAY 3: Wednesday, July 24th - Contingency / weather day.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 07/24/2019
    • 07/28/2019
    • Mt. Rainier
    • 0
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    Join MAA members for an exciting moderately technical ascent of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons-Winthrop glacier route. This is a classic climb providing glacier travel and steep snow at high-altitude and a 10,000' ascent over a couple days. We will ascend the Inter, Emmons and Winthrop glaciers starting from White River campground. This is a Grade II strenuous climb and team members should have solid skill and experience in the following: snow camping at high elevation, glacier travel, and self-arrest & crevasse rescue training. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Emmons-Winthrop Glacier, steep snow and ice (up to 40 degrees), glacier travel, 10,000' ascent, winter camping. Ascending via the Disappointment Cleaver route may be a second option if conditions are not good on Emmons.
    • Where to meet: GuestHouse in Enumclaw (1000 Griffin Ave, Enumclaw WA 98022). 
    • Event Leaders: Todd Martin 949-922-2253 todd@mountainascent.org, Frederick Lorenz
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3,6
    • What to bring: List will be sent in body of registration confirmation email
    • Costs: Expedition fee of $370 per participant. This covers EL costs that could include airfare, car rental, hotel, permits, MAA gear, etc. Registration is confirmed upon payment of expedition fee. Before arrival (after joining the expedition), each climber must pay the Mount Rainer Climbing Cost Recovery Fee; $50 as of Feb. 2019. Without an annual NPS parks pass entry to the park is $30/vehicle.
    • Refund policy: Full refunds outside of 90 days, 50% refund between 30 and 90 days, no refund possible closer than 30 days. 
    • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Rainier climbing pass is required. This needs to be obtained in advance of the trip and can be done here.

    ITINERARY:

    Prior: TBD expedition team conference call to coordinate logistics, and a training event, probably eastern Sierra.

    • DAY 1, Wed., July 24th: Meet at hotel in Enumclaw.
    • DAY 2, Thurs., July 25th: Hike to camp Schurman. 
    • DAY 3, Fri., July 26th: Hike to summit & back to camp.
    • DAY 4, Sat., July 27th: Exit/Weather day.
    • DAY 5, Sun., July 28th: Depart Seattle Late (6pm or after)

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    • 07/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 6
    Register

    ROCK 3: SPORT LEAD CLIMBING AND BOLTED ANCHORS training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Simulated and full sport lead climbing 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
    • Cleaning the anchor. 

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


    • 07/27/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Donner Summit
    • 1
    Register

    Join MAA on Donner Summit for a day of top rope climbing on amazing Tahoe Granite. These scenic crags feature crack, slab and face climbing all close to I-80. A wide range of climbing is available, with all levels welcome. Ideal participants can belay safely and tie in.  Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    What's happening: Top rope rock climbing on granite crack, slab and face features from 5.4 to 5.9 at Old Donner Summit (Lincoln Highway) at 7,056 ft, just west of Truckee

    Where to meet: 9:00 am at the Donner Lake overlook parking area, at the historic curved bridge, on the east side of Historic Donner Pass. This is just beyond the entrance to Sugarbowl ski area. Take Exit 174 from Interstate 80 or drive up old Lincoln Highway from Truckee.

    Event Leader: Doug Harris

    Minimum / Maximum: 2,8

    What to bring: Harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk if desired, sturdy footwear for the walk in, lunch, water, small daypack, jacket

    Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 07/27/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 3
    Register

    ROCK 6: TRADITIONAL LEAD ROCK CLIMBING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Skills and ability required for lead climbing

    • How best to select, place and assess gear on lead

    • Belaying a leader

    • Belaying followers

    • Strategic racking, clipping, and cleaning

    • Review building multi-point belay anchors

    • Rappelling from an anchor

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 07/28/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Lovers Leap
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join MAA members at Lover's Leap for some top-rope cragging. This is a classic, easy to reach location boasting many easy and moderate routes. All abilities welcome. Ideal attendees will know how to tie in and provide an adequate belay. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    What's happening: Top rope rock climbing for the day at Lover's Leap crags, near Strawberry, CA

    Where to meet: Meet 8:00 am at the Lover's Leap parking area

    Event Leader: Doug Harris

    Minimum / Maximum: 2/8

    What to bring: harness, helmet, rock shoes, belay device, a few carabiners and slings, jacket, food, water, approach shoes

    Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    Additional Info: parking is limited

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 07/28/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 7
    Register

    ROCK 4: TRADITIONAL ROCK CLIMBING PROTECTION AND BELAY ANCHORS training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Orientation to lead climbing gear and equipment

    • Placing and assessing natural and artificial (active and passive) protection

    • Multi-directional anchors

    • Multi-point anchors

    • SRENE

    • Equalization

    • V-angle

    • Belay options

    • Rappelling from a gear anchor

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


    • 07/29/2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WebEx Online Video Conference Call
    • 96
    Register

    Join a nationally certified MAA instructor live online for a conference call. Everyone is invited to join in the 30 minute discussion and Q & A on the topic. The training presentation will be briefly reviewed. If you are a paid member please view the corresponding online training videos prior. 

    DETAILS

    • This training discussion will review and answer questions about the knowledge and skills in ROCK 1 and 2 - please watch the training video beforehand.
    • Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions!
    • For more information on the proposed annual schedule of training events, please see this document
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document



    • 07/29/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WebEx Online Video Conference Call
    • 99
    Register

    Join a nationally certified MAA instructor live online for a conference call. Everyone is invited to join in the 30 minute discussion and Q & A on the topic. The training presentation will be briefly reviewed. If you are a paid member please view the corresponding online training videos prior. 

    DETAILS

    • This training discussion will review and answer questions about the knowledge and skills in ROCK 3, 4 and 5 - please watch the training video beforehand.
    • Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions!
    • For more information on the proposed annual schedule of training events, please see this document
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document



    • 08/08/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WebEx Online Video Conference Call
    • 99
    Register

    Join a nationally certified MAA instructor live online for a conference call. Everyone is invited to join in the 30 minute discussion and Q & A on the topic. The training presentation will be briefly reviewed. If you are a paid member please view the corresponding online training videos prior. 

    DETAILS

    • This training discussion will review and answer questions about the knowledge and skills in ROCK 6, 7 and 8 - please watch the training videos beforehand.
    • Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions!
    • For more information on the proposed annual schedule of training events, please see this document
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document



    • 08/08/2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WebEx Online Video Conference Call
    • 100
    Register

    Join a nationally certified MAA instructor live online for a conference call. Everyone is invited to join in the 30 minute discussion and Q & A on the topic. The training presentation will be briefly reviewed. If you are a paid member please view the corresponding online training videos prior. 

    DETAILS

    • This training discussion will review and answer questions about the knowledge and skills in MTN 1 - please watch the training video beforehand.
    • Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions!
    • For more information on the proposed annual schedule of training events, please see this document
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document



    • 08/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    ROCK 7: MULTI-PITCH ROCK CLIMBING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Efficient transitions
    • Multi-point belay anchor building
    • Belaying options and considerations
    • Planning and pacing for multi-pitch days
    • Rappelling and rappelling anchors
    • Options for descending a route

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 08/10/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 7
    Register

    ROCK 1: INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an beginning level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Safety considerations
    • Commands
    • Knots, tying in
    • Using and fitting climbing gear
    • Belaying methods and technique
    • Easy scrambling practice
    • Spotting
    • Foundational footwork, handholds and body position
    • Lowering

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


    • 08/13/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WebEx Online Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    Join a nationally certified MAA instructor live online for a conference call. Everyone is invited to join in the 30 minute discussion and Q & A on the topic. The training presentation will be briefly reviewed. If you are a paid member please view the corresponding online training videos prior. 

    DETAILS

    • This training discussion will review and answer questions about the knowledge and skills in ROCK 1 and 2 - please watch the training video beforehand.
    • Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions!
    • For more information on the proposed annual schedule of training events, please see this document
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document



    • 08/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 9
    Register

    ROCK 4: TRADITIONAL ROCK CLIMBING PROTECTION AND BELAY ANCHORS training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Orientation to lead climbing gear and equipment

    • Placing and assessing natural and artificial (active and passive) protection

    • Multi-directional anchors

    • Multi-point anchors

    • SRENE

    • Equalization

    • V-angle

    • Belay options

    • Rappelling from a gear anchor

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


    • 08/16/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 1
    Register

    ROCK 8: ADVANCED MULTI-PITCH ROCK CLIMBING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Climbing and belaying technique for twin ropes and half ropes

    • Review multi-pitch climbing and transitions

    • Running belay

    • Principles of climbing at altitude

    • Climbing with boots/bivy/packs

    • Rappel anchors

    • Terrain belays

    • Approach and descent

    • Route finding

    • General strategy

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 08/17/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 2
    Register

    ROCK 5: TRADITIONAL ROCK LEAD CLIMBING AND FOLLOWING PREVIEW training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Placing and assessing gear on lead from the security of a mock lead or “trad sport” lead setup

    • Following a leader

    • Cleaning the route

    • Racking gear

    • Flaking rope

    • Lead belaying

    • Catching a lead fall

    • Clipping the rope

    • Resting on lead

    • Bailing from a route

    • Falling on lead

    • Route finding and strategy

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 08/20/2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    The Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors of Mountain Ascent Association will be held the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. The meeting will be held online and a link will be sent to those registered. Board members are requested to attend. 

    • 08/24/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 2
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    ROCK 2: ROCK CLIMBING TECHNIQUE AND RAPPELLING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an beginner level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Knots review
    • Continue refining belay technique
    • How and why to anchor the belayer
    • In-depth face and crack climbing technique
    • Coaching each participant on advanced techniques
    • Instruction and practice rappelling with a back-up system

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Roger Coss, rcoss15@comcast.net, (209) 815-3981

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


    • 08/29/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 7
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    ROCK 5: TRADITIONAL ROCK LEAD CLIMBING AND FOLLOWING PREVIEW training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Placing and assessing gear on lead from the security of a mock lead or “trad sport” lead setup

    • Following a leader

    • Cleaning the route

    • Racking gear

    • Flaking rope

    • Lead belaying

    • Catching a lead fall

    • Clipping the rope

    • Resting on lead

    • Bailing from a route

    • Falling on lead

    • Route finding and strategy

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



    • 08/30/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Truckee, California
    • 11
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    ROCK 2: ROCK CLIMBING TECHNIQUE, BOLTED ANCHORS AND RAPPELLING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an beginner level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

    • Knots review
    • Continue refining belay technique
    • How and why to anchor the belayer
    • In-depth face and crack climbing technique
    • Coaching each participant on advanced techniques
    • Instruction and practice rappelling with a back-up system

    RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

    EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

    DURATION: 8 hours

    MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

    WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

    PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

    • Sunglasses

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Water bottles or container system

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    CLIMBING GEAR

    • Boots or approach shoes

    • Rock shoes*

    • Harness*

    • Climbing helmet*

    • 4 locking carabiners*

    • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

    • Auto-locking belay device*

    • Prusik cord

    • Any of your own rock protection and runners

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

    • The training event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.

    • 08/30/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 09/01/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Saddlebag Lake, Tioga Pass, CA
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