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NEW! Intermediate/ Advanced Ice & Mixed Climbing

  • Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 Southeast 43rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Learn advanced techniques to improve the fun factor/efficiency on moderate terrain and to guide you through the steeper stuff. Additionally, learn techniques to move through the terrain when the ice gets thin or simply disappears. Mastering the skills in this clinic can potentially open doors to new, longer, and more technical venues in vertical world.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills

Required Gear: Helmet, Harness, Climbing Shoes, Light Pair of Gloves. Please come dressed in pants and a shirt that covers the shoulders (tank tops are not recommended for ice or mixed climbing).

Optional Gear: Boots, Crampons

Demo Gear that is provided: Ice tools, Crampons, Boots

Instructor: Jeff Shapiro

Max Participants: 10

Tuition: $55

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About the Instructor

Jeff Shapiro is a professional climber and pilot who has devoted his life to the mountains. Whether climbing on rock, ice, or flying above them, he strives for “full value adventure and self exploration.” Over the 30 years of his climbing related life, he finds the greatest rewards in focusing earned skill-sets towards attempting new routes in the greater ranges. A new route on the NW face of Ri Wu Qie Feng in the Daxue Shan range of western China and, the first ascent of the south face of Brammah II in the Kashmir Himalaya are two recent highlights.

Jeff is also a world class hang glider pilot, wing suit BASE jumper and a professional paraglider pilot and a father. When he's not climbing or flying, he's a philanthropist, conservationist and a master falconer. Jeff currently lives and trains in Montana with his 14 year old daughter and his wife of 23 years whom he recognizes as “the most tolerant woman in the universe”. His favorite food group, by far....is sweet chili sauce.

Earlier Event: November 12
Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing: Queer
Later Event: November 12
Going Deep: An Evening with NWAC