Вулканы

В этом году клуб продолжает программу “Вулканы”! Мы будем восходить на вулканы и невулканы в разное время года. У многих будет возможность попробовать новые маршруты и завершить эту программу за сезон или больше.

Обязательное условия для участников программы – иметь НП-2 или похожую подготовку, иметь опыт восхождения на вершину через ледниковый маршрут и оплаченное членство в клубе.

Overview

The Volcanoes climbing program will immerse you into the world of towering volcanoes and other prominent peaks in the Cascade Range. From less technical ascents of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams to more challenging routes on Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier, the program will take you to the summits of The Ring of Fire under your own powers in a relatively short span of time.

Our goal for Volcanoes is to develop a competent team with the focus on building trust in each other as well as sharing the passion for efficient, safe, and fun climbing. We hope that after completing the program, you will gain the confidence to plan and lead basic to intermediate glacier climbs.

2019 Schedule

MOUNTAIN ROUTE DATE(S) CAPACITY* LEADER
Rainier Gibralter Ledges March 30-31 9 Petro Ksondzyk
Hood Leuthold Couloir April 27-28 9 Petro Ksondzyk
Shasta Avalanche Gap April TBD 10 Alexey Maykov
St. Helens Worm Flows May 12 12 Elena Lee
Baker Coleman/Deming June 1 8-12 Elena Lee
Rainier Disappoint. Clever June 27-28 / July 4-5 9 / 9 Elena Lee
Shuksan Fisher Chimneys July 18-20 8-12 Anton Bogdan
Olympus Blue Glacier July 25-28 12 Alexey Maykov
Adams South Spur August 10-11 None Vlad Postrigan
Glacier Peak Disappoint. Peak Clever Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 16 Alla Pinzari

*Including trip leader(s)

Prerequisites:

  • Beginner’s Alpine Course (Начальная Подготовка 2) or equivalent skills
  • Recent summit via a route that requires roped travel is preferred
  • Crevasse rescue/self-arrest practice in the past year or willingness to obtain one
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Club membership
  • Age 18+

Cost: none

Program capacity: event-based

Enrollment period: January – February

Contact: Elena Lee at elena.lee@live.com

Registration:

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/HhHvmtP0vOWSotRQ2

Event enrollment:

Registered Volcanoes members will be prioritized for participation in climbing events. Trip leaders will create their respective events in the Gorizont Basic Alpine (Members Only) Facebook group 2-3 weeks in advance of the scheduled event. There will be an open enrollment period for each climbing event.

Team rosters are confirmed once the candidates have been approved by the trip leader. In case there is capacity in the event after the enrollment period has closed, unregistered club members of the Basic Alpine group may be invited to such an event.

Program events are subject to further confirmation and possible cancellation due to unfavorable weather/terrain conditions or road closures.

Roster Priority

In case there are more climbers interested in a particular climb than there are spots available, candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Commitment to completing the entire program
  • Demonstrated physical conditioning
  • Demonstrated proficiency in skills required for the climb
  • Prior experience with the trip leader(s)
  • First-time summiteers
  • Club volunteers

Climbers who couldn’t secure the spot, but are still interested and eligible, may be waitlisted.

Pre-trip Communication

We will communicate primarily through Facebook: groups, events, messenger, as well as email.

Conditioning Hikes/Skills Sessions

We will post a schedule of proposed conditioning hikes and skills sessions that will take place starting late February through May. Program participants will be asked to track their training progress on a shared spreadsheet. We urge you to start your individual training program as soon as possible.

If not current, certain skills, such as crevasse rescue, will need to be refreshed prior to glacier travel. We plan on having a crevasse rescue refresher (both indoor and outdoor) sometime in spring.

Individual Equipment

  • Standard glacier travel kit
  • Alpine camping equipment (including shelter)
  • Climbing helmets are required for all climbs but St. Helens

Ice screws, pickets, and climbing ropes will be provided.

See you on the slopes!