Join winter travel experts, Dan Sherman & Randy Rokosz in this advanced form of winter travel. You will trek through avalanche country and be shown how to read the terrain to avoid creating or being caught in an avalanche. With avalanche training, avalanche search and rescue, rope team travel, anchor building and a refresher on self arrest, you will be equipped with the essential skills to safely navigate some of the more technical terrain this country has to offer.
Your training will be held in the backcountry of Mammoth Mountain, at Castle Rock. Your technical gear will be put to the test, along with your stamina as you trek, train and camp. With more snow than in recent years, this training ground will prove to be the most technical, situational winter environment to put your skills to the test. Tis will surely be an epic way to learn these essential life saving skills. COST - $125 Per Person INCLUDES – Transportation, Food, Permits & Lodging
Hardwear: Full hardware list to follow
Softwear: Mountaineer Boots, Gaiters, Beanie, Waterproof Gloves, Balaclava, Base Layer (wicking), Mid Layer, Down Jacket, Shell Pant and Jacket, Wool Socks Camp Gear: Full camp gear list to follow
Friday 3/31 - On the road from Los Angeles to Bishop at 5pm
Saturday 4/1 - Alpine start to Castle Rock - Safety & self arrest refresher - Rope travel guidelines, do’s & don’ts - Avalanche awareness training - Set up camp and enjoy a hearty dinner
Sunday 4/2 - Alpine start after a hearty breakfast - Avalanche search and rescue training - Break camp and hike out - Drive to Bishop for Victory Dinner and a drink - Say our goodbyes to this epic weekend and drive back to Los Angeles