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Glacier Mountaineering Leadership Course

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Glacier Mountaineering Leadership Course

This advanced course is designed for mountaineers who already have some experience and are looking to advance their skillset. Spending four days and three nights camping out on Mt. Baker or Mt. Shuksan, you and your teammates will learn new skills with a focus on leading in the mountains. These skills include pre-trip planning and execution, two and three-person crevasse rescue, camping on a glacier, decision-making in glaciated terrain, crevasse navigation, and more. After learning these skills, the final portion of the trip brings everything together with a student-led summit attempt.

The North Cascades offer a climbing experience you can only get in a few parts of the world. Whether your course is held on Mt. Baker or Mt. Shuksan, you’ll be climbing one of the most iconic peaks in America and gazing in awe into the vast expanse of snow-capped and rocky peaks that make up the North Cascades. This is one of our more demanding courses, and participants can expect to be challenged both physically and mentally as the team moves their camp around the mountain each day.

As a small, community-focused guide service, Kaf Adventures cares deeply about our guests’ experiences. We keep our group sizes small and follow a maximum 3:1 client to instructor ratio to prioritize your learning experience and maximize your safety.  Our professional instructors will ensure you have an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling accomplished and give you the confidence to take on a leadership role on your next alpine objective.

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