Mountaineering Snow School 2021

Do you have mountaineering aspirations? Check out this offering from NC Outdoor Advenetures. They share below information on the upcoming Snow School.

We have gotten a ton of inquiries about our upcoming snow School and the gear list. This course is geared towards Alpine climbing but is also a beneficial course for those who are getting into winter backpacking. Yes it is taught in NC. No we do not have glaciers but we have conditions and locations that will allow us to practice the needed skills.

Book here:…/mountaineering-snow…We recommend folks sign up ASAP as space is limited to 6 participants! We have also had a ton of inquiries about the gear list so we have decided to post it here. Noting it looks like the February dates will be selling out. Date options are Jan 29-31 and Feb 19-21, 2021 .

Notes we do have some of the technical gear (crampons/yaktrax, harness, ice axes, ropes, webbing, cordelette and biners) for guests to use. COVID precautions will be taken. Masks required in shuttles and when social distancing is not an option.

Gear List:

Climbing harnessATC or belay device6 -locking Carabiners

10’ft 6mm diameter prusik cord

30’ft 7 mil cordeletteMountaineering Axe

CramponsBack Pack 5K cubic inches at least (large enough for all your stuff)


Water proof note pad and pencil


WhistleTent or bivySunscreenLip balm

2 light sources: head lamp extra batteries

Insulating ground pad (foam) and at list a zero-degree sleeping bag (ie sleep system)

Extra high energy food, need some non-cooking items to quickly grab and eat1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches

Snacks, drink mix, hot chocolate, coffee thermos or metal cup for hot drinks

Stove/fuel Pot/utensils

Water purification

Insulated boots/wool socks


Shell jacket/pants

Insulated pants/jacketBase layers/long johns2 –

1 liter large mouth Nalgene water bottles (at least 1 water bottle insulator)

Clothes:Check out this article. This page has other cold weather-related articles. Please if you have questions email us and we can talk clothes 😊…/manage-winter-clothing…

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