HAT Snow & Ice Trekking Course

HAT Snow & Ice Trekking Course
Registration Begins
12/19/2022 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
1/9/2023 11:55 PM
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Snow & Ice Trekking Course


**For safety reasons and limited equipment available, registration will be limited to 12 people.**


This course is designed for adult scout leaders who wish to transition from three-season hikers into Winter Mountaineers, capable of planning and executing their own daytrips in full winter conditions. You’ll learn when and how to use micro-spikes, snowshoes, or crampons, as well as ice ax and self-arrest techniques in a controlled setting. The clothing selection, layering, and moisture management methods we teach will allow you to stay safe and comfortable in extremes of cold, wind, and precipitation. We will also review permits, driving preparation and food selection for winter conditions.


*This is a beginner’s course. Continuing education and/or trekking with experienced leaders is recommended before leading your own trip.


Who should attend:         Any BSA registered adult leader who has completed a BSA HAT Adult Basic Backpacking Course and wants to expand their outdoor skills into the winter season.


When:                            Classroom Session: Thursday, January 12 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

                                      Outdoor Session: Sunday, January 22 | 6am at trailhead - All day


* Date is subject to change depending on snow coverage.


Where:                           Classroom Session:         Zoom

                                        Outdoor Session:            Mount Baldy Bowl


*The HATeam will adhere to current health guidelines regarding Covid-19.  Vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of sessions are currently recommended but may be required.


Required to bring:          

Classroom Session: You will be provided a link to a couple of 3rd party required video modules, which must be watched prior to our 2-hour classroom session. The links will be sent two weeks prior to the classroom session.


Outdoor Session:    You should wear clothing as recommended for freezing and wet conditions, any medications; a backpack suitable to carry a set of snowshoes, crampons, micro-spikes, and ice axe; and typical equipment for hiking trip, including 10 Essentials, plus food to fuel high-level, cold-weather activity.


*Snow shoes, crampons, micro-spikes and ice axe will be provided by HATeam.


Registration Cost:                      $30.00. This does not include the cost of the food or transportation.


For further information:              Dan O’Brien at beverlyanddan@icloud.com

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$30.00 per Participant
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Registrations are not refundable.

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