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  • split boarding a steep mountain face on mount baker in Washington state. This volcano sees many ski and snowboard descents. This is a photo of a splitboarder riding down the Coleman headwall.
  • Splitboarders are guided up Sherman Peak on Mount Baker  during a guided ski descent. Guided Exposure provides backcountry ski and splitboard guiding.
  • During the advanced splitboard course participants learn how to ride with ropes for complex glacial descents. Splitboard Guide Jere Burrell demonstrates how to kiwi coil a rope while ion the summit of Colfax Peak on Mount Baker.
  • SPlitboard Guide leads up to the summit of Sherman Peak during an Advanced Splitboard mountaineering course.
  • Splitboard Guide Jere Burrell descends the South Couloir on Colfax Peak on Mount Baker during a guided descent.
  • Participants learn how to rappels on a snow Ballard during a splitboard mountaineering course at Mount Baker.
  • Splitboarders descend the NE Face of Sherman Peak during an advanced split boarding course. Led by AMGA Ski & Splitboard Guide Jere Burrell. Owner of Guided Exposure.
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Advanced Splitboard Mountaineering: 4 Day

Regular price
$1,400.00 USD
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$1,400.00 USD

During this 4 day course advanced to expert splitboarders will travel through the heavily glaciated terrain on Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan into steeper and more remote objectives including Mount Sherman & Colfax Peak, or the Boulder Glacier.  At the same time adding proficiency in navigation, snow camping and craft, and technical descents using a rope.

This co branded course with Weston Backcountry is led by guide Team Member Jere Burrell.

This experience will prepare capable riders to progress through more difficult routes, off the beaten path, on mountains around the world.  

Best For

  • Advanced to expert riding ability in variable snow conditions
  • Strong skinning ability
  • Very good fitness for 4 Days of traveling, riding, and mountaineering. 


Day 1: Meet and greet, gear check, travel into camp on the glacier

Day 2: Pack up camp and introduce and review roped glacier travel, route finding, self arrest, and rappelling. Ride a warm up objective into our next camp.

Day 3: Pack up camp, introduce and review snow anchors, crevasse rescue, navigation, belayed riding, Ride from a summit and descend into our next camp.

Day 4: Pack up camp, apply all relevant skills while executing a summit climb and descent. Return to trailhead. 

Learning Objectives

  • Crevasse Rescue
  • How to use an ice axe while descending
  • How to employ the rope in steep terrain
  • Embark on a multi-day traverse
  • Route finding through complex glaciated terrain
  • Belayed riding
  • Rappelling
  • Snow Anchors 

Gear List


Base Layer



Thermal Bottom

O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

Thermal Top

O.R. Alpine Onset Crew

O.R. Echo L/S Tee

Ski Socks

Mid Layer



Soft Shell

O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

Fleece Jacket

O.R. Vigor Plus Fleece Hoody

O.R. Vigor Plus Fleece Hoody




Lightweight Waterproof Jacket

O.R. Motive Ascentshell

O.R. Motive Ascentshell

Lightweight Waterproof Pants

O.R. Skyward II Pants

O.R. Skyward II Pants

Softshell Pants (Springtime only)

O.R. Cirque Pants

O.R. Trailbreaker II Pants

Warm Hat, Beanie

O.R. Beanies

O.R. Beanies

Sun Hat, Ball Cap, or Visor

O.R. Swift Cap

O.R. Swift Cap

Lightweight Gloves (warmer weather)

O.R. Extravert Gloves

O.R. Storm tracker Gloves

Ski Gloves
(cold weather & waterproof)

O.R. Arete Glove

O.R. Arete Gloves





O.R. Helium Down Jacket

O.R. Helium Down Jacket

Synthetic Jacket

O.R. Helium Insulated Hoody

O.R. Helium Insulated Hoody

Personal Gear

Backpack 45L-60L

Ortovox Peak 45L

Water Bottles

2 1L Wide Mouth or Hydration system

Compactor/ Trash Bag

Water Proof Backpack Liner

Dinners, Lunches, Breakfasts

Easy to prepare & calorie dense


Adequate for Snow Travel

Goggles w/ Spare Lens

or 2nd pair of goggles

Low Light and Sunny Lens


SPF 25+

Lip Balm

SPF 15+


O.R. Echo Ubertube O.R. Echo Ubertube

Personal Gear


Black Diamond Storm

Tent 3 season (2-3 person)

Black Diamond First Light

Sleeping Bag
(20 degree or colder)

Parsec 20 degree

Sleeping Pad w/ repair kit

X Therm Inflatable


Z Lite Foam


MSR Windburner


IsoPropane Canister 8 oz



Bowl or Cup

Fold Flat Bowl

Toilet Paper

Small Toothbrush/ Paste


Hand Sanitizer

Technical Equipment

Ice Axe

Petzl Gully or Ride

Boot Crampons (10-12 point)

Camp 10 Point Aluminum

Lightweight Harness

Petzl Tour

Helmet (ski touring or downhill skiing rated) No Rock Climbing Helmets

Petzl Meteor

(4) Locking Carabiners

Black Diamond Vapor Lock

(4) Non locking carabiners

Black Diamond Lite Wire

(1) 120 cm dyneema sling

Black Diamond Dynex Sling

(2) 60 cm loop of cord

Shop Local Gear Stores (No REI cord)

(1) 6mm x 7m cordolette

Shop Local Gear Stores (No REI cord)

17cm – 22cm Ice Screw

Black Diamond Ultra Light Ice Screw

(1) Guide ATC

Black Diamond Guide ATC

Ski or Snowboard Gear

Skis or Splitboard

Weston Backcountry Splits and Skis

Ski Boots

Ski Poles

Black Diamond 3 Piece Poles and Snow Baskets or Traverse 3

Climbing Skins

Touring Skins

Ski/Splitboard Crampons

Binding Specific

Ski brakes or removable ski leashes


Avalanche Safety Gear

Transceiver/ Beacon

Black Diamond Guide BT Beacon

Probe (240cm -320cm)

Quickdraw 280cm



Optional Items

We highly recommend these but do not require them to participate.

Micro Traxion

Progress Capture Pulley


Micro Ascender

Notebook and writing utensil

Rite in the Rain 374 and Pencil

Winter Snow Boots (Parking Lot)

Sorel Style Boots


Vacuum Style for Hot Tea or Cocoa


Adjustable Declination


Suunto Watch

Map Case or Goggle Protection

Zip Loc


USGS Quad/ or Phone App

Multi tool

Sock Liners

Water Treatment

Aquamira or Steri Pen

Dromadary/ Camel Back

Down Booties


Cancellation Policy

Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 20 days before the start date will be refunded in full. Cancellations less than 20 days in advance of the start date will be given a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 10 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 60 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
20 or more days before course or trip Full Refund
19 to 14 days before course or trip Refund minus $75 processing fee
13 to 10 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
9 days or less before course start No Refund


   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
60 days before trip departure  Full Refund
59 to 45 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
44 days before trip departure  No Refund