CWMR Basic Mountaineering Course 2019
This course introduces the beginner climber to basic mountaineering skills. Students will learn about climbing and safety equipment, risk and hazard evaluation, and physiological needs of the climber. Basic through easy Class 5 rock climbing and how to set up a top rope system will be covered. Safe methods of snow travel, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue techniques will also be discussed.

Step 1) Submit online form [below]
Step 2) Receive confirmation email from [to assure space is available]
Step 3) Submit $175 recovery fee/donation
**NOTE: registration is verified until confirmation email is received, and registration is not complete until $175 recovery fee/donation is paid.**
Space is limited. Spaces will be held in order they are received WITH payment.

--Age 18+
--General physical fitness that includes the ability to carry a pack of 25 lbs or more uphill through 1,000 feet of elevation gain over uneven, rocky, and snowy terrain in an hour or less to be demonstrated any time prior to participation in the Glacier Travel field session in June, which is essential for safety.

--Complete required readings
--Active participation in all class and field sessions
--Transportation to all sessions (carpooling coordination available)
--Personal gear such as pack and appropriate clothing for the mountain environment (information and details to be provided during class; can be borrowed; all necessary technical gear is provided)

Required Textbook:
--Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition by the Mountaineers and Ronald C. Eng. Weekly readings are required.

Classroom Sessions - Mondays - Yakima County Emergency Management, Union Gap
6:00-8:30 PM
April 08, 15, 29 May 06, 13, 20
Yakima County Emergency Management
2403 S 18th St, Union Gap, WA 98903

Field Sessions - Misc days - Misc locations
Thu Apr 25 & May 02 - Franklin Park, Yakima
Sat May 11 - White Pass Resort, White Pass
Sat/Sun May 18/19 - Royal Columns, Naches
Sat Jun 08 - Paradise, Mt. Rainier NP

Optional Rock Climbing Practice Sessions - Wednesdays - Cowiche Canyon via Wilridge Winery, Yakima
Wed 10 to May 22, unless otherwise noted

Daniel Mick - BMC Coordinator

BMC 2019 Schedule
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