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Splitboard Mountaineering Course

Regular price
$1,300.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,300.00 USD

The 4-day Splitboard Mountaineering Course takes place in the ideal classroom of Mount Baker or the nearby in North Cascades National Park. Over the course of 3 nights and 4 days, you'll immerse yourself in the essential skills needed to climb and splitboard Cascadian Volcanoes such as Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Glacier Peak, or  peaks worldwide. Explore the pristine runs on Kulshan around the Coleman Deming Glaciers, the Squak Glacier, or the Boulder Glacier with ample opportunities for participants to take the lead. Under the guidance of our experienced team, you'll receive immediate feedback, fostering skill development in real-time. This course culminates with a summit of Mount Baker. 

With the goal of climbing and skiing Mount Baker to the summit each participant will receive a Ski Mountaineering School Course. This means the learning outcomes match the objective and skills taught.


Course Highlights: Moderate to Advanced Riding



Learning Outcomes

  • Glacier travel
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Snow anchors
  • Knots & hitches
  • Use the rope while descending
  • Self arrest
  • Winter camping
  • Secure riding movement in variable snow

Best For

This course is best suited for individuals with a strong intermediate or higher skiing and skinning ability, comfortable skiing or riding with a backpack, and a moderate or above level of fitness. Expect to ascend 4,700 vertical feet and over 4 miles in a day and a total of 7,200' of vertical over 12 miles round trip throughout the 4 day course.

  • Strong Intermediate or higher ski and skinning ability
  • Ability to ski or ride with a backpack
  • Moderate or above fitness (ascend 4,700 vertical feet over 4 miles in a day)
  • Ascend a total of 7,200' of vertical over 12 miles round trip
  • Fitness for 4 days in the mountains


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

It is your responsibility to be familiar with our Payment, Cancellation, and Rescheduling Policies. When you book a trip with Guided Exposure, you are agreeing to our policies outlined here: