Scheduled Course - Expedition Training Seminars

Aconcagua, Denali or Rainier Expedition Training Seminars:

During a two-day overnight seminar, learn mountaineering skills and winter camping and climb a Wasatch peak in preparation for Rainier, Aconcagua, Denali or other expedition climbing.


The guide will check equipment, review efficient loading of an overnight pack, and lead group on skis or snowshoes to a camp at or near 10,000 feet. Sleds may be used, especially on Denali Prep seminars.

En route, participants will review route selection, travel protocols for avalanche terrain, pace and how to climb on skis or snowshoes with a load. A solid, weatherproof winter camp will be established using deadman anchors and snow walls. The instructor will review the use of crampons and ice axe, self-arrest and crevasse-rescue. Participants will learn how to melt snow for water, cook, and stay warm and comfortable in the high altitude, winter environment.

On the second day we'll ascend a spectacular 11,000-foot Wasatch peak using crampons, ice axe and ropes. We will train for fitness and learn to climb safely and efficiently on moderately difficult snow and rock in exposed terrain.

Climbers descending the Pfeifferhorn

Climbers descending the Pfeifferhorn

Photo by Kennan Harvey

2-Day Aconcagua Training Dec 2 - 3, 2016 Saturday, 8am through Sunday, 4:30pm
3-Day Denali Training Feb. 10 - 12, 2017 Friday, 8am through Sunday, 4:30pm
2-Day Rainier Training Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2017 Friday, 8am through Saturday, 4:30pm

Course Details

2016-2017 Dates

Dec 2 - 3, 2016 Sat - Sun
Feb. 10 - 12, 2017 Fri - Sun
Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2017 Fri - Sat


Salt Lake City, Utah


2-Day Aconcagua or Rainier:
$489 per person plus tax.

3-Day Denali Training:
$649 per person plus tax.

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.



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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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