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OT Section - Introductory Snowcraft Course


Introductory Snowcraft Course

Otago Section

Dates for this year's Introductory Snowcraft course are currently planned for Tuesday evening 11 Sept and the following weekend of 15-16 Sept (leaving on Friday evening).

The course is planned to give new mountaineers the basic skills they need to get started in the mountains and an appreciation of risks and challenges involved in this wonderful sport.

Skills covered include ice axe and crampon use, avalanche avoidance and rescue, camping and navigation. Reasonable fitness is needed, but no prior snow experience is required.

Likely cost around $160 which will cover accommodation and gear hire.

If you are interested, please email Heather Rhodes and Danilo Hegg to sicuss whether the course is suitable for you.  Include details of your outdoor experience, and also what gear (including clothing) you have access to for an overnight trip in the snow (the course fee does include hire of crampons, ice axes and avalanche gear, if needed).  We look forward to hearing from you!

Course Info




11 September 2018 - 16 September 2018





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