MTN 1: Basic Mountaineering

  • 11/08/2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 11/09/2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Young America Lake, Bassett Station, CA
  • 11



MTN 1: BASIC MOUNTAINEERING 2-day 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 mountaineer and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. 

We'll do the following:

  • Mountain camping and travel skills
  • Map and compass navigation and route finding
  • Overview of mountaineering clothing, equipment and gear
  • Backcountry and off-trail travel
  • White gas and canister stoves
  • Sleep system considerations
  • Water, food planning
  • Knots for climbing and camping
  • Shelter options and considerations
  • Making an effective basecamp
  • Climbing a semi-technical peak
  • Rappelling
  • Fixed lines

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,, (916) 872-3399

DURATION: 32 hours

MEET: At Bassett Station, 100 Gold Lake Rd., Sierra City

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. 


  • 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, or (916)692-0005.

(916) 692-0005

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