September 15, 2019
With only six Denali Prep Seminars available each year, the time to sign up for 2020 is now! This is the ideal program for anyone aspiring to climb Denali or any other large, glaciated, technical peak in Alaska. Mt. Rainier in winter is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a harsh, big mountain environment. Led by IMG’s world-renowned guides, each team progresses up the mountain using snowshoes and sleds, establishing expedition camps along the way to Camp Muir at 10,000′. The chance of summiting Mt. Rainier during the winter months is low, but when appropriate, an attempt can provide invaluable experience in avalanche hazard evaluation and route finding.
Seminar Topics Include:
Expedition gear and its use
Basic skills with ice axe and crampons
Expedition camp building and maintenance
Construction of snow caves and snow shelters
Ascending and descending fixed ropes
Building snow anchors and anchor systems
Expedition glacier travel and route finding
High altitude medicine and prevention of cold weather injuries
Avalanche hazard evaluation
Denali Prep Seminar Available Dates:
February 8-14, 2020
February 22-28, 2020
March 7-13, 2020
March 21-27, 2020
April 4-10, 2020
April 18-24, 2020
All seminars are conducted with a 2:1 client-to-guide ratio, providing a superior level of support and safety. IMG provides breakfasts, dinners, and hot drinks for the group on the mountain. As part of the program, we provide bunk space for the night after your gear check in Ashford and a continental breakfast the next morning. We find this genuinely adds to the experience in terms of convenience, comfort, and camaraderie!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-569-2609 for more information!