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About pacificalpine

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  1. 2013 Conditions on Olympus

    We climbed on June 29th and conditions were great. 4th of July route looks like it goes on a small fin but everyone has been playing it safe via Crystal Pass, up and over Five Fingers (upper bergschrund still has a couple weeks). Some photos on our blog.
  2. Brush up on your skills. Free companion rescue clinics at Hurricane Ridge with Pacific Alpine Guides: Friday Jan 11th w/Steve Christie from Backcountry Access Friday Feb 8th This clinic will review basic companion rescue (avalanche rescue) at the AIARE Level 1 standard, allowing ample opportunity for guided practice scenarios. At both clinics we'll have some of the latest gear on hand from BCA. Where to Meet: 10am at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center (top of the road) What to Bring: Warm clothes for standing around in winter weather conditions, your personal avalanche gear if you have it, and you skis, splitboard, snowshoes, etc for more realistic practice scenarios. This session will take place within walking distance of the Visitors Center. More info here. Space is limited! Let us know if you plan to attend: info@pacificalpineguides.com or (888) 674-8492
  3. AIARE avalanche training programs at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains with Pacific Alpine Guides. Participants will need some method of winter travel (AT/tele ski setup, splitboard, or snowshoes). Register online or call (360) 302-1601. Affordable lodging options in Port Angeles including the Toadlily Hostel. AIARE Level 1 Course (3 days) Dec 28-30, 2012 Jan 19-21, 2013 (MLK weekend) Feb 16-18, 2013 (Pres weekend) Mar 22-24, 2013 AIARE Level 1 Refresher (1 day) Dec 22, 2012 Jan 26, 2013 Feb 23, 2013 Advanced Avalanche Rescue (1 day) Dec 16, 2012 Jan 13, 2013 Feb 10, 2013