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Everett Mountaineers - Basic Climbing Course

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The Evertt Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course begins Tuesday February 7th. This course is run once a year and meets (almost) weekly Tuesday evenings at Cascade Crags.


This is a good course if you are looking for a comprehensive introduction to alpine climbing in the Cascades. This year's class is looking intimate at about 30 students registerd so far. More info can be found at www.everettmountaineers.org


You can register by calling the main Mountaineers clubhouse at 206-284-8484 or simply walk in the first night. Unfortunately, no late registrations will be accepted after the first night.

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I've had a few questions come up and thought I'd share.


This course runs roughly weekly February through May. There are 13 classroom lectures/practicals and six weekend field trips (three of those are overnight.) The actual schedule and list of topics is posted on www.everettmountaineers.org. Yes, this schedule is way more demanding than some of the other programs out there.


Each of the Mountaineers branches subscribes to an agreed minimum set of standards in running their Basic Climbing Course. At root, we teach the same fundamentals, but beyond that, each program can be distinctly different in personality. The number of lectures, field trips, class size, student instructor ratio, depth of treatment in topic and scope of what goes beyond the minimum standard can be different.


This year, we will probably have 40 to 50 students. That puts us in a similar class in terms of size to the BOALPS and WAC. It's also very different from the 200+ students that will go through the Seattle Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course.

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Come on.....it's not that bad being a Mountaineer. laugh.gif

Plus you do not have to live in the Republic of Fremont to qualify. yellaf.gif

Toast is right. The Everett Mountaineers have really put together an excellent program. If you are interested, I believe you can come and sit through the first lecture without a commitment and then decide if you are interested in signing up. First lecture is Feb. 7th, 7:00pm at Cascade Crags in Everett.


Toast, is that rye or wheat?

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