The Washington Alpine Club's Basic Climbing Class offers a basic but comprehensive introduction to the technical mountaineering skills required to travel safely over snowfields, glaciers, and high-angle rock. The class size is small to preserve a high instructor-to-student ratio. Students in the course are exposed to the full range of climbing skills, first in a classroom setting, and then in the mountains.

For more information, take a look at the schedule and FAQ. If you know anyone who has taken the class, talk to them to get a feel for what to expect. If you have any questions at all, please email us.

The 2014 class will run from March 11th through June 8th. The course fee ($425) includes all books.