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Taco
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Annual Winter Mountaineering Clinic  Reply with quote

UPDATE 20141226: Please note that this thread is old, but the info is the same. I've changed the title from 2014 to Annual to make a bit more sense.

For 2015, the projected date is January 17. This will change if we do not receive enough snow. Deja vu!

Original post follows:

Much of this thread will be rather informal, but I will post up details when it's all worked out.

Projected date is sometime in the middle of January. What really matters is that conditions are right. I will try to post a week or more in advance, but conditions and terrain dictate.

Anywho, the gist of it is that a large group of us will be doing all kinds of winter mountaineering training in Baldy Bowl, from self-arrest to roped travel etc. Nobody is certified (yet), insured, whatever. We are good friends getting together to work on skills, learn, and have a good time together. If this sounds cool to you, read on.

I am going to be training with a handful of friends, so again this will be an informal event where you can go with these people over here and learn self-arrest, or these guys over here, or whatever. I figure we will have everyone meet at the Ski Hut and I will stand on my soap box and preach about the activities, and who is doing what.

I am also thinking of staying at the Ski Hut overnight, as I've never spent the night there and that's way cooler than bivying, which is for suckers. Wink

I'm pretty excited to do this. Smile

Past event: http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum....html&highlight=winter+clinic


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

=) I can help carry the soap box,dutch oven and hand grenades. Anything you need kind sir.
Here is a positive outlook for a great upcoming winter season!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If "self arrest" only brings up a thought of perhaps arresting yourself before the police get there, to make it easy, ....I would guess this might not be a place for ones first time mountaineering?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 2014 Winter Mountaineering Clinic Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
at the Ski Hut and I will stand on my soap box and preach about the activities, and who is doing what.

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing

Taco, this scene is classic enough already..... but what about throwin' on one of those stove pipe hats... i think it would complete a fine picture  Wink besides, i think if you stand on a soap box, you HAVE to wear a stove pipe hat  Razz

[bad] jokes aside... i wish you and all tons of snow and fun... sounds like a good time...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If my work schedule works out, I'm in! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this open for beginners?  I have no mountaineering experience and I'd like to learn safely and the right way
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

This is open to anyone as long as they have crampons, an axe, and a helmet.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
Laughing

This is open to anyone as long as they have crampons, an axe, and a helmet.



Do we need to know how to use them?
I have crampons, worn them twice. No axe, no helmet unless you count my bicycle lid which I doubt.
Reminds me, I found some older Camp rigid-type crampons in my garage when I moved, the kind that latch over the back of your mountaineering boots. Free to good home....

I am definitely in for this.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't own crampons, I've ax or a helmet but I'll put them on my Xmas list.  I don't know how to use then either but I have a general idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im in!  Schneeeeee!  Weeeeeee! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't really need to know how to use them, as that's what the clinic is for. Still, find some material online on how to hold an ice axe in piolet canne self-arrest position, and familiarize yourself with the equipment before you're there.

The hike to the hut may require crampons. An axe or poles will probably be helpful.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested.   Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim, your presence would be an honor as always. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You appear to have misspelled "horror".   Twisted Evil

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