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  • On the steepest section climbing Mount Baker, with splitboard A-framed on pack, we get comfortable using a rope and crampons. Blue skies and Mountain views in the background.
  • 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 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

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$1,400.00 USD
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Elevate Your Splitboard Mountaineering Skills with Our 4-Day Advanced SplitMo Course

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the rugged and awe-inspiring glaciated terrain of Mount Baker or Mount Shuksan, where advanced to expert splitboarders will climb challenging summits like Mount Sherman, Colfax Peak, or explore the Boulder Glacier. Led by guide Team Member Jere Burrell, this course is designed to take your splitboarding skills to new heights while imparting proficiency in vital areas such as navigation, snow camping craft, and technical descents using ropes.

Course Highlights: Advanced to Expert Riding

Ideal for those with advanced riding ability in variable snow conditions, strong skinning skills, and excellent fitness for four days of intense travel, riding, and mountaineering.

Prepare yourself to tackle more challenging routes off the beaten path, on mountains across the globe. This course is your gateway to splitboarding excellence, combining adventure and skill-building in some of the most breathtaking alpine landscapes. Join us now to elevate your splitboarding journey!

 Itinerary

  • Day 1: Meet and greet, gear check, and travel into camp on the glacier.
  • Day 2: Pack up camp and delve into roped glacier travel, route finding, self-arrest techniques, and rappelling. Enjoy a warm-up ride before moving to the next camp.
  • Day 3: Pack up camp, explore snow anchors, crevasse rescue, navigation, belayed riding, and ride from a summit, descending to our next camp.
  • Day 4: Pack up camp and put all acquired skills to the test during a summit climb and descent. Return to the trailhead.

Learning Objectives

  • Crevasse Rescue
  • Ice Axe Techniques for Descending
  • Rope Usage in Steep Terrain
  • Multi-day Traverse Expertise
  • Complex Glaciated Terrain Route Finding
  • Belayed Riding
  • Rappelling
  • Snow Anchors


Gear List

Clothing

Base Layer

Men’s

Women’s

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

Men’s

Women’s

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


Outerwear

Men’s

Women’s

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


Insulation

Men’s

Women’s

Down

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

Sunglasses

Adequate for Snow Travel

Goggles w/ Spare Lens

or 2nd pair of goggles

Low Light and Sunny Lens


Sunscreen

SPF 25+

Lip Balm

SPF 15+

Buff

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

Personal Gear

Headlamp

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

or/both

Z Lite Foam


Stove

MSR Windburner

Fuel

IsoPropane Canister 8 oz

Utensil

Spoon/spork

Bowl or Cup

Fold Flat Bowl

Toilet Paper

Small Toothbrush/ Paste

Medications

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

Shovel

Transfer

Optional Items

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

Micro Traxion

Progress Capture Pulley

Ti-Bloc

Micro Ascender

Notebook and writing utensil

Rite in the Rain 374 and Pencil

Winter Snow Boots (Parking Lot)

Sorel Style Boots

Thermos

Vacuum Style for Hot Tea or Cocoa

Compass

Adjustable Declination

Altimeter

Suunto Watch

Map Case or Goggle Protection

Zip Loc

Maps

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 21 days before the start date will be refunded minus 3% and $75 processing fee. Cancellations 20 days or less in advance of the start date will be given a Guided Exposure Credit, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 13 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 90 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
21 or more days before course or trip Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
20 to 14 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
13 or less before course start No Refund

 

   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
90 days before trip departure  Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
89 to 60 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
59 days or less before trip departure  No Refund