The Snowboard Mountaineering course was developed to teach skills and decision making for traveling through technical terrain with your snowboard. This is a course in which we will be covering a wide array of topics emphasized on traveling through intermediate to advanced terrain. On day one we will learn and overview many “hard-skills” including use of crampons, an axe, and rope management. Next we will start to focus on trip and route planning, communication, and emergency response to prepare ourselves for our decided objective. Afterwards, the group will plan a snowboard mountaineering objective and head out into the field on day two to setup camp for an early start on our objective on the day three.
This course is taught by Justin Ibarra of Colorado Adventure Guides/Colorado Snowboard Guides.