2017 Intermediate Climbing Class
The Boeing Employee’s Alpine Society Intermediate Climbing Class expands the physical, mental and technical limits of those who wish to challenge themselves in the alpine setting.
In an intensive, hands‐on environment, you will learn the skills and gain the experience necessary for you to be self-sufficient on intermediate‐level alpine climbs. Skills you will learn include:
- Leading traditional multi‐pitch rock climbs
- Steep Snow and Ice Climbing
- Self‐rescue techniques
- Alpine and expedition climb planning
Class outings are approximately every other weekend from the end of March to the end of August, with classroom sessions the Monday prior to the weekend outing. Students are expected to be in good physical condition and have some gained climbing experience beyond the basic climbing class.
Application Available: Friday, January 27th
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 5th
First Classroom Session: Monday, March 20th
For more information, please contact:
Aaron Nash ‐ e‐mail: ICC@BOEALPS.ORG
2017 Waterfall Ice Seminar
The season for waterfall ice climbing is here and it’s been a great one so far. If you’ve seen all your friends’ posts online and want to learn how you too can climb frozen waterfalls, the waterfall ice seminar is just for you. This will be a two day course focusing on high angle ice climbing technique and becoming familiar with the process of leading and following an ice route. This class builds on the “Alpine Ice Seminar” but the only prerequisite is the Basic Climbing Class or equivalent skills.
The seminar is being held February 4th thru 5th in Lillooet, B.C.
Find out more of the details and sign up on the Ice Seminar page.
2017 Backcountry Ski Seminar
The BOEALPS Backcountry Ski Seminar is back!
Snow is falling in the mountains and it’s time to get stoked on skiing. If you’ve been thinking about ditching the resort and searching for untracked pow in the backcountry, this class is for you! This seminar is aimed at giving the new backcountry skier all of the skills and knowledge they need in order to plan and carry out their own ski tours.
The class will meet on two days: one night session on Monday, January 23rd, and one day long backcountry tour on Saturday, January 28th.Course Information and Application
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2017 Basic Climbing Class
The BOEALPS Basic Climbing Class (BCC) is a great opportunity to learn the skills that are necessary for basic competence in alpine travel. This course covers at an introductory level everything from proper clothing and route finding to crevasse rescue and glacier travel. If you are new to the outdoors or have outdoor experience but lack the training to go with it, then this course is a must for you!
Class sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, with one-day weekend outings (either Saturday or Sunday) from Mid Feb through June. Note that two full weekend outings are also scheduled during the class (snow camping and graduation climb).