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Kitsap Mountaineers offers 5-month climbing course

December 16th, 2013 by tristan baurick

Mountaineers

The Kitsap branch of the Mountaineers is accepting applications for its annual five-month-long mountaineering course.

It begins Jan. 4 and finishes up in June.

Students learn to climb on rock, snow, ice and glaciers. There are no prerequisites for the program, but students must be committed to a “high degree of physical fitness and the time it takes” for the course, said Mike Raymond, Kitsap Mountaineers’ climbing division chairman.

Climbing destinations include The Brothers, Mt. Constance, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier.

The course is $300. Other fees total $108. Students must provide their own equipment, which can range between $500 and $1,500.

For more info, visit kitsapmountaineers.org/climbing

Mike Raymond can be reached at (360) 204-2111 or mikeraymond55@gmail.com.

PHOTO: Kitsap Mountaineers summit Guye Peak in 2012. By Mike Raymond.

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2 Responses to “Kitsap Mountaineers offers 5-month climbing course”

  1. Anthonia Thomas Says:

    My uncle is a mountaineer, and I often used to hear his experience. He was trained at Mountain Skill Academy. I feel expenses are little high compared to them. Do the fees structure of yours will be same or would have any increase or decrease?

  2. tristan baurick Says:

    Anthonia,

    For questions about the class fees, contact the Kitsap Mountaineers. Contact info is in the post.

    -Tristan

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