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Snow mountaineering day course, Wasatch Mountains

Snow mountaineering day course, Wasatch Mountains | United States

Learn the basics of alpine snow climbing in a 1-day course in Utah’s Wasatch Range, along a certified guide from Utah Mountain Adventures. It is the perfect preparation for expeditions in the Rockies, the Cascades and Alaska.



1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




If you would like to acquire the basic mountaineering knowledge and skills, this course is for you! I recommend it as a great preparation for spring or summer climbs in the Rockies, the Cascades and Alaska.

The Wasatch Range rises to altitudes of 11,928 feet (3,636 m) and stretches for 160 miles from the Utah-Idaho border, south through central Utah.

The course will be held from 7AM to 3PM. I will teach the proper use of ice axes and crampons, as well as self-arrest techniques with an axe.

We will cover all climbing techniques, progressing from climbing in balance using duck-foot, crossover-step, sidestep, and plunge-step; to self-belay with piolet cane, high and low dagger, and piolet traction; and finally to flat-footing and front-pointing with crampons. Lastly, I will incorporate the rope, explaining the proper tension required, how to step over the rope for turns, and the dangers of being roped.

If you are interested in getting into alpine mountaineering, don’t miss this opportunity. Book this course now!


If you are looking for other winter activities in the area, I recommend the guided backcountry ski touring clinic and 2-day splitboarding clinic in the Wasatch Mountains.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price per person to join a group of 2 clients minimum.

The price does not include taxes.

Price includes the following mountaineering gear: helmet, harness, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe and pack (if needed). If you do not own the some of the necessary equipment (e.g. mountaineering boots and axe), we can offer it for rent.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premier full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah.

Programs include backcountry skiing, split-snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche instruction, summer and winter mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snowshoeing) and canyoneering skills.

Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA (formerly Exum Utah Mountain Adventures) operates under a permit issued by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.





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