Salem Oregon, (PRWEB) December 31, 2005
A basic mountain climbing school, open to anyone, is offered beginning April 27 by the Santiam Alpine Club, an nonprofit mountaineering organization based in Oregon.
The school is a prerequisite for persons without other mountaineering training and experience before they may join the club climbs. The school also serves as an introduction to the more advanced practice sessions offered by the club.
Classroom sessions will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 27 and May 4 at Club Sport in Tualatin. Field sessions will be May 6 at Horsethief Butte in Washington for rock climbing and May 7 at Timberline Lodge for snow climbing. Register for directions.
The school costs $50 and is open to the first 25 who enroll. Minors must have the signature of a parent or guardian. Anyone younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is enrolled in the school. Club membership, which is not required for these classes, is $10 a year. The club has about 60 members.
Full information on the course and other mountain climbing instruction is available on the club's web site: http://www.SantiamAlpineClub.org . Questions may be directed to climb school coordinator, Byron Kellar, at (503) 335-9258.