Both guides were effective teachers. They would explain, demonstrate, observe and then correct or suggest refinements. There was always another level of expertise available–and our guides were happy to go down any rabbit hole of knowledge they had (glacial features and route planning? check. One-handed munter and other knot variations? check. Names of each member of the Wu-Tang clan plus any alternative names? check and check.)
I thoroughly enjoyed my course, I thought it was really useful and with continuation of practice at home, feel confident about my ability to do well on the Denali trip later this year.
I thought the course was excellent. The quality of instruction was top tier and thorough. I feel much more prepared for future climbs after going through the course. It was well worth it.
Had a wonderful time on the course. Instructors were knowledgeable and the course was jam packed with new skills. The introduction and exposure to these skills are the greatest assets — to let me know how much more there is to learn.
The course was very fun. Each lesson we learned allowed time for repetition and practice. I feel confident I can use all these skills in the future.
I did enjoy the course and learned a lot. Coming from the east coast, mountains like Mount Rainier don’t exist, so each day being in a new place – tackling new challenges – my confidence grew.
This course was high quality. I felt it was comprehensive and well planned and the skills I acquired will take me to new heights in my future climbs.
Our guides transferred their experience and knowledge with ease. This made it very easy to comprehend complicated skills and apply the skills to real life situations.
My course was very enjoyable. I felt the skill coverage was comprehensive and expect to immediately use the skills on mountains like Hood, Shasta, and maybe Denali in the future.
The program’s biggest strengths is the immersive nature of the course and the excellent guides. Being immersed in the mountains and having great guides to teach you the necessary skills makes learning all of this so much easier. Two thumbs up!!