The Mazamas have a 75-year history of climbing education. We launched our education programs with a version of our ever-popular Basic Climbing Education Program (BCEP) in 1943.

Over the years we have expanded our offerings to include intermediate and advanced climbing classes, ski mountaineering, first aid, and many more.

Utilize the links on the right to get full details on each of our classes.

Typically, our annual course schedule looks something like this:

June

  • Registration for Intermediate Climbing School (ICS) opens
  • Registration for Families Mountaineering 101 (FM101) opens
  • Basic Rock is held

August

  • ICS & FM101 begin
  • Canyoneering conclues

September

  • Registration opens for fall Mountaineering First Aid (MFA)
  • CPR Classes

October

  • Registration opens for Ski Mountaineering and Nordic
  • CPR Classes

November

  • Registration opens for Nordic
  • Registration opens for MFA Recert
  • Fall MFA is held
  • CPR Classes

December

  • Registration opens for Advanced Rock (AR)
  • Registration opens for winter MFA
  • MFA Recert is held
  • Ski Mountaineering begins

January

  • Nordic begins
  • FM101 concludes
  • Basic Climbing Education Program (BCEP) Info Night

February

  • AR begins
  • Winter MFA is held
  • Nordic concludes
  • Ski Mountaineering concludes

March

  • Registration Opens for Canyoneering
  • Basic Rock is held
  • BCEP begins

April

  • Basic Rock is held
  • BCEP concludes
  • Crevasse Rescue Skill Builder is held

May

  • ICS concludes
  • AR concludes
  • Basic Rock is held
  • Crevasse Rescue Skill Builder is held