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Application Period


2019 Applications are now closed, as of July 7th. Applicants will hear back from cochairs soon. Thank you!!!


Prerequisites

Participants will need basic climbing equipment that includes harness, helmet and shoes. We do not expect that students will provide their own trad gear (cams, nuts, etc.). These will be loaned out by instructors on each weekend. If students have gear of their own they are encouraged to bring it to practice with, but this is not required. Students will also need standard outdoor clothing and backpacking gear. Most sessions will take place rain or shine.

Full Course

Skills required to participate include basic glacier travel skills and rock climbing skills. The course application will ask you to provide examples of climbs that demonstrate these skills. It builds on the skills acquired in the Basic Class and you should be comfortable with them before applying. In addition to these skills, we want you to have experience in lead belaying. Lead sport climbing is a big plus. If you're unsure if you currently have the appropriate skills needed for this class, feel free to email questions to icc@washingtonalpineclub.org.

An in person skills test may also be administered prior to acceptance in the course.

Rescue-only Portion of the Course

Skills required to participate include basic rock climbing skills. It builds on the skills acquired in the Basic Class and you should be comfortable with them before applying. In addition to these skills, we want you to have experience in lead belaying. If you're unsure if you currently have the appropriate skills needed for this class, feel free to email questions to icc@washingtonalpineclub.org.


Each student must be a member of the Washington Alpine Club. When you complete the online application you will be given instructions on how to join if you are not currently a member. The membership fee to join the WAC is non-refundable.

Cost

Student course fees are $380 for the full six weekend course, or $85/weekend if the course is taken a la carte.

This does not include the cost of membership to the WAC, which is mandatory.

The course fee includes books and all camp fees for the course.

Refund policy: No refunds will be offered for any part of the class after the first Tuesday night class. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis for reasons such as: injuries that prevent the student from safely participating in the class, emergencies as approved by the co-chairs, etc

How to Apply

To apply for the class you must submit an application. When you have been accepted in the class, you'll have one week to pay the course fee. Failing to do so will invalidate your application and we will fill your spot with another applicant. There are separate applications for the full course (or weekends taken a-la carte) and the rescue-only portion of the course.

Applications for the 2019 class will close end of day on July 7th.