Cody Wyoming Ice Expedition

  • 02/28/2020
  • 03/05/2020
  • Cody, WY
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Join MAA in Cody for a stellar week of back-country ice climbing. This area is famous for adventurous multi-pitch ice climbing in an amazing mountain setting. We'll operate from a cabin - no camping, just plenty of ice! For those who are experienced ice lead climbers or can follow WI4 and WI5. Loaner gear is available to paid members. Maximum of 6 participants. Recommended ICE 3 or equivalent experience. 

Screened Event: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified with instructions to pay the expedition fee.


  • DATES: Friday, February 28th to Thursday, March 5th, 2019 (7 days: 2 days for travel and 5 for climbing; leap year, so there is a Feb 29th)
  • LOCATION: Cody, Wyoming, Double XX Diamond Ranch Cabin
  • COST: $678 per participant. This covers accommodations (cabin with kitchen) for 6 nights, airfare or mileage reimbursement to get the ELs and gear to Cody, and MAA operations and gear usage fee ($300)  
  • EVENT LEADERS: Paul Shaughnessy, Frederick Lorenz, Todd Martin
  • MIN / MAX: 3/9
  • REFUNDS: Full refunds are available 90 days before the trip date. Between 30 and 90 days, 50% refunds are possible. Less than 30 days, no refunds will be given.
  • PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, club loaner gear may be available (except footwear). Please let the event leader know if you need something.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Warm boots, crampons, ice tools, harness, belay device, eye protection (sunny & cloudy days), biners, slings, any personal lead climbing or anchor building equipment, rope, cold weather clothing, shell layers, multiple socks and gloves, pack, sleeping bag, travel clothes.
  • MEDICAL: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • TRAVEL: Each person is responsible for their travel to the cabin, either driving or flying. This will be coordinated as a group. 
  • LODGING: Cabin is about an hour drive from Cody, and only a short drive from the ice climbing. Cost for the cabin is included in the expedition fee. 


  • Friday, February 28th: Arrive in Cody. Meet and proceed to cabin, check in and prepare for the next 6 days.
  • Saturday, February 29th - Wednesday, March 4th: Climbing multi-pitch back-country ice in teams of 2 or 3, return to the cabin each night, or possibly drive into Cody.  
  • Thursday, March 5th: Clean up, check out and proceed home. 


  • In order to register you must be a Base or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Travel arrangements are separate. Flights can be arranged to Cody, remember winter time flights into Wyoming can be unreliable. Driving may also be hampered by winter storms and road closures.

For more information or questions about this climbing event, please contact the listed event leaders, or, or (916) 692-0005.

(916) 692-0005

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