The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The AWS topics will include roped team travel on moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications.
The workshop base camp and lectures will be out of Harvard Cabin, and our daily outdoor adventures will take place near Pinkham Lodge/ Joe Dodge Lodge along the Sherburne Ski Trail or lower slopes of Tuckerman's Ravine depending on the snow conditions at the time of the workshop. Full Winter Gear is required and a comprehensive gear list will be provided to all accepted participants; however, please note that you must have 4-season above treeline experience, double boots or Leader accepted single-layer mountaineering boots, ice axe, crampons, carabiners, helmet and harness. Leaders will provide all ropes, specialized pulleys and snow anchors.
Please complete the experience questionnaire when received from the trip registrar otherwise Leaders will not be able to process your application for one of the (10) participant spots. Fee: $80.00 for AMC members, and $85.00 for non-members, including (2) nights lodging, (2) breakfasts and (1) dinner. Please note that you must be able to arrive at Harvard Cabin by 6:00pm on Friday, 03/23 for our first night of introductions and lectures.
Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and is picking away at her 48's and 46'r lists, but seems to spend too much time repeating the "fun" ones! She also participates in H/B Leadership Training and enjoys teaching others about the joys of hiking and sleeping outside, especially in the snow! Her 2017 adventures included summiting on Mount Rainier and finishing her NH 48 on Owl's Head!