[pct-l] Snow Course Schedule, 2010-2011

ned at mountaineducation.org ned at mountaineducation.org
Mon Aug 30 16:46:34 CDT 2010

Hi, Dan!

We're going to post the Snow Course Schedule to the PCT-List and to our Forum site at Postholer while our website is being remodeled. 

Basically, there will be a free Snow Course, 3-day weekend training trip every other weekend throughout this winter. The Snow Course Description posted at http://postholer.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25 is still the best source of trip info..

For all of you in SoCal, we will be offering a second annual Snow Course for SoCal, as well. Check the schedule....

Ned Tibbits, Director
Mountain Education
1106A Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150
    P: 888-996-8333
    F: 530-541-1456
    C: 530-721-1551
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dan Cross-Viola 
  To: ned at mountaineducation.org 
  Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:08 AM
  Subject: Ice axe courses

        Dear Ned,

        I'm planning a PCT thru-hike for next year.  I've seen your posts on the PCT email list about snow safety.  Thanks for sharing your expertise!  I've used an ice axe before, but only once.  I used it for balance, stability, and glissading, but never had to self-arrest or anything like that.  It sounds like your classes provide a good overview of the necessary skills.  I was wondering if you have any classes planned for late December or early January.  I'm a student, but would be on break during that time.  I'd love to know what you have planned and what the fees are.


        Dan "Bear Can" Cross

        PS - Are there any ice axe models you'd recommend as ideal for a PCT thru-hike? (I figure I'd only carry it for the Sierras portion, figure late June or early July.) 

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