Online Training MTN 3, SKI 1,2,3

  • 04/06/2020
  • 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 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


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.


  • 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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