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SeattleScientist

Looking for mountaineering class in Seattle

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Hi

we're new to the Seattle area and we're looking for a mountaineering class. Not a bring you up the mountain class, but a class that will teach the fundamentals of navagating up a big mountain. in Pittsburgh there was a 3 month course that culminated in a hike up Mt. Rainier. Is there anything out here like that?

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There are several options. They have largely been discussed to death on this site. I'd refer you to this thread for starters: question for climbers

 

There's plenty of vitriol, but there is a lot of good information there as well.

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There is definitely little love on this site for clubs in general, and the Mountaineers in particular, as the previous poster alluded to.

 

I took a course with a small Seattle - based club called the Bushwhackers in 2006, and had a very positive experience.

 

The aspect that I appreciate the most is that there is nothing dogmatic in their approach. The instruction is accompanied with justification of the approach being taken, and there is consistent acknowledgement that there are a plurality of approaches that all deserve merit besides the approach being taught.

 

Also, they're a nice bunch of laid back and intelligent folk. :tup:

 

Their website is here .

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Stay away from Hummel Boot camp. It's been over three years and I still haven't graduated. :)

Check out Jason's website for boot camp progress:

www.cascadecrusades.org

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