Online Training SNOW 1,2,3,4

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



  • 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.


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