Attention climbers ages 16-18 years old…..

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2014 Mountain Skills for Youth  (6th-7th October)

This course is an initiative of the New Zealand Alpine Club to encourage young people into the mountains and inspire them to become alpinists. It will be run by qualified New Zealand Mountain Guides Association Guides and New Zealand Outdoor Instructor Association Level 2 Instructors. The ratio of instructor to student will be 1:4.

Students must be between 16 years and 18 years on October 1st 2014

Accommodation is the NZAC Lodge at Arthurs Pass. There will be separate bunk rooms for boys and girls. They will need to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow (optional) and teddy bear (also optional). The Lodge will be booked out solely for the course for this weekend.

The fee is $450, which includes instruction, transport,  food and accommodation, avalanche safety equipment hire and a year’s membership to the New Zealand Alpine Club.

Not included in the fee is: basic climbing equipment, suitable clothing, snacks (chocolate, lollies, scroggin etc). Some gear is available to hire through the Canterbury/Westland section.

Meals: all food will be provided but students will be expected to help their  Guides/instructors  with the cooking and do the dishes afterwards! Ditto,cleaning the Lodge at the end of the course.

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