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Fast & Light Alpinism: Day 2

  • Beacon Rock State Park 34841 Washington 14 Stevenson, WA, 98648 United States (map)

TWO DAY CLINIC: Nov. 14 & 15

Day 1, Nov. 14 is at the Mazama Mountaineering Center & Day 2, Nov. 15 is at Beacon Rock State Park.

Whether you are an experienced alpinist or intermediate mountaineer, the benefits of the light & fast approach are indisputable. Being lighter means using less energy with every step we take and every move we make. It is also just downright more comfortable when we are in motion. Being fast equates directly to safety. It means we are navigating hazardous terrain more quickly and tagging the summit in time to descend safely. It is also the way we progress towards bigger objectives over time. This clinic covers the most important aspects of the light & fast approach with a short classroom session followed by an intensive field session where we work on the implementation of the skills, strategies and tactics that are most useful for you. The professional athletes teaching these clinics have made light & fast a part of their very being. As we strongly believe that a commitment to the light & fast mentality is a commitment to an even more awesome life, we strongly believe that folks who take this clinic will get a lot out of it! Full clinic details.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills

Required Gear: Harness, climbing helmet, climbing shoes, belay device, locking & non locking carbiner, appropriate clothes for climbing outdoors for day 2, appropriate clothes for working out in the MMC auditorium on day 1.

Optional Gear: A 30–45L pack with overnight gear and climbing equipment. Packed with a route in mind, such as Liberty Ridge or the North Ridge of Stuart (a complex, multi-day objective).

Instructor:  Scott Bennett & Libby Sauter

Tuition: $195 (two-day clinic)

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About Scott Bennett: With first ascents, from Alaska to the Waddington range, the Cascades to Patagonia, Scott has established himself as one of the most active alpinists of his generation. Combining the raw strength and stoke with thoughtful planning, Scott excels at moving quickly and safely on massive objectives.

Earlier Event: November 15
Good Enough Anchors
Later Event: November 15
Women's Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing