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Provides students with an introduction to the philosophy and principles of winter mountaineering in New England. Topics include equipment selection and use, mountain travel, objective hazard evaluation, safety systems, and alpine snow climbing techniques. This course introduces the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) competencies and curriculum for avalanche awareness certificate. Students participate in local and regional field trips, including New Hampshire's White Mountains. Special Requirement: This course involves moderate to high physical activity and the ability to be active and in the outdoors for 4 days and nights in a remote, alpine environment with sub-zero temperatures and full winter conditions. Minimum age requirement 18 years for courses involving overnight stays. 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.