The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Intermediate-level experienced backcountry skier/split-boarder/climbers. 'Intermediate-level' is defined as "you can at least survival-ski down all the routes in-bounds at a typical resort, you've been on some backcountry tours, and you've mountaineered a thing or two."
Worm Flows route, which means moderate slopes and likely variable conditions including icy patches and your favorite "South Side Sastrugi" we know and love on Cascade volcanos.
Mt. St. Helens.
Next weather window in winter 2019 --most likely February. Since this is a winter climb the climb date is TBD. This will be a car-to-car climb leaving from Portland and returning the same day.
Because skis are better than snowshoes.
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Participants on this climb should have their own backcountry ski (alpine touring or telemark) or split-board setup, avalanche beacons, shovels, and probes; and have at least Mazamas SkiMo/ICS-level avalanche training --preferably Avy-I certified. You'll also need crampons and an ice axe (whippets if you know how to use them are ok). Ski crampons in addition get extra credit.
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