total-immersion training programs

Life on the mountain requires absolute focus.
So should your training.

Alpine 101 - Fundamentals

An intense, 6-day course of instruction and hands-on training designed to instill the basic mountaineering skills needed to be a self-sufficient, competent member on a rope team. 

This course will focus on the following:

Individual Skills

  • personal gear
  • knots
  • anchors
  • rappelling
  • glacier travel

Team Skills  

  • rope handling
  • belaying
  • roped travel
  • crevasse rescue
  • group dynamics

Flow Psychology

  • theory
  • flow cycles
  • practical application
  • measurement
  • implications

The end of this course will culminate with an exciting, 2-day expedition to the summit of a 10k+ foot peak.

Successful completion of this course is required for all Two Pines Expedition Programs.