Main Range Backcountry is offering ski mountaineering courses this winter.

There will be four one day courses held this September, on the Main Range in the Snowy Mountains.

The course is designed to teach basic rope handling and movement on snow and ice with crampons and ice axes.

Some of the subjects covered will include:

  • The use of specialist alpine climbing equipment such as ice tools, crampons, ice-screws and snow-stakes.
  • How to set up secure belay anchors on snow and ice, including ski anchors.
  • Abseiling on snow.
  • Efficient rope handling and belaying skills for mountaineering and ski mountaineering.
  • Climbing techniques for snow and ice.

You can find more and book here.