total-immersion training programs


Life on the mountain requires absolute focus.

So should your training.

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, and a primer on the scientific method.

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

Research Methods

  • gathering research

  • practical application

  • measurement

  • biotechnologies

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.