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Hands-on, half-day, winter mountaineering course for beginners at Donner Summit Sno-Park, Lake Tahoe

Hands-on, half-day, winter mountaineering course for beginners at Donner Summit Sno-Park, Lake Tahoe | undefined

Experience a half-day, hand-on, winter mountaineering course at the Donner Summit, at Lake Tahoe, with one of our certified guides.


Sierra Nevada (California)

1/2 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Enjoy a half-day, winter mountaineering course at the Donner Summit.

* Bask in the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

* Learn many skills and techniques, including self-arresting and gear use.


Mountaineering in the winter is a great way to really push yourself in the outdoors. The thrill of scaling cliffs and peaks in the midst of frigid winds, snow and ice is something that is difficult to duplicate. However, when it comes not only winter mountaineering, but mountaineering in general, it is crucial to know what you’re doing before you take on the world’s peaks. And on this half-day, beginner level course, we will teach you several important skills and techniques that you can use not only during this trip, but in future adventures. Finally, this course will take place in the beautiful Donner Summit near Lake Tahoe. Thus providing you with a hands-on learning experience.

Some of what you will learn during this trip includes how to properly use mountaineering equipment, including crampons and mountain axes. You will also learn about self-arresting and self-belaying. We will even instruct you about proper nutrition and clothing while winter mountaineering, and much more.

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the area around the Donner Summit and Lake Tahoe is absolutely gorgeous. And in the winter, when the peaks and forests are blanketed by snow, the area is even more stunning.

To join us on this beginner level, winter mountaineering course, all you have to do is send us a request. We look forward to teaching you as much as possible in what of the United States’ most beautiful mountainous areas.

We can also take you snowshoeing around the Donner Summit and Lake Tahoe on this half-day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes necessary mountaineering equipment.

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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