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Provides students with an introduction to the philosophy and principles of ice climbing in New England. Topics include: equipment selection and use, ice formation and assessment, objective hazard evaluation, safety systems, and ice climbing techniques. Students participate in local and regional field trips. Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for multiple days in a remote, forested environment in mid-winter conditions with sub-freezing temperatures. Off-campus field trips. All students must submit the OLP Health History and Physical Examination Attestation Form, completed and signed by a physician, verifying medical clearance for full participation. Students assume any travel and permit/pass costs associated with field trips.
This workshop has pre-requisites and/or requires permission of the instructor.