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Ultra-Beginner Info Session about Outdoor/Backcountry Activities · Wednesday, September 16th
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Start: Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 6:00 pm
New to the outdoors? Wondering what all of it this about? Not sure how the heck people do all these self-sufficient, crazy things in the mountains? How do you get started? And what's the deal with all the gear? And all the terminology and nicknames for things and people and activities??
Then this is for you - to get oriented to the wonderful world of outdoor adventure!
Join for a little Zoom presentation & casual hangout. We'll start by going over the basics for getting into the outdoors and the backcountry, with a focus on hiking since that's one of the easiest ways to get started. (How to plan a trip, look at maps, what you actually need to bring for a day hike, how does search and rescue work, how do you get started backpacking, leave no trace principles).
Then we'll go over rock climbing (sport climbing? trad? top-roping? multi-pitching? bouldering? what does it all mean? are people hanging from ropes like that actually safe? how can I get started?) and skiing (what is ski touring? how is that different from skiing at Whistler? how can I get started and what skills, experience, and gear do I need to do so?)
You'll have plenty of time to ask questions and hopefully at the end you'll have a better idea of what the heck people are actually doing out there, what some of the gear is, and how to get started.
I'll email the Zoom invite link the day-of so please use the sign-up tool (If you aren't a member yet, I'd still love to have you participate - just send me an email ([email protected]) saying you want to join!)