snowboards. Due to the fact that the mountains are so easy to access, our expeditions to this region enjoy more time in the alpine zone learning technical skills and less time on the approach to base camp. Belayed skiing techniques, anchor building, assessment, and station management. Ski mountaineering is the use of skis for ascending and descending mountains. Course Description: This course starts in Huaraz, Peru (10,000) where all expedition members will meet at 8am on the first day of the course for an orientation.
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Basecamp TVs Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean is brought to you by Backcountry Magazine and. Leadership Techniques creating and maintaining an effective group dynamic expedition behavior communication conducting meaningful debriefs, risk Management risk assessment conducting evacuations creating route time plans common industry standards acceptable risk case scenarios, rope Team Management belaying movement communication running protection creating High Altitude Physiology acclimatizing. Avalanche terrain and snowpack assessment, snow and ice climbing techniques, leadership skills for aspiring guides/outdoor educators. With challenging crevasses, white outs, highly variable conditions, and incredibly steep and wild terrain, the Cordillera Blanca a perfect location to develop skills that are critical to any aspiring ski mountaineer! Watch Now In this episode, Andrew McLean continues dishing on traveling with ski-mountaineering and expedition gear. In such a case, a full refund will be available. We will stay in a family-run bed and breakfast called Familia Meza. Highlights include: High altitude climbing and skiing up to 20,000. We will then move basecamp across the Llanganuco Valley and practice the skills needed to climb and ski the extremely wild, West Face of Yanaphaqcha, 18,000. We will spend the remainder of the trip developing educational outcomes that will be tailored to the students needs. The ultimate goal of the expedition is for students to lead the summit bids on these glaciated peaks, to ski the majority of the descent (some rappels and/or down climbing is usually mandatory and to learn the skills needed to lead similar expeditions with friends.