Photo by AAC Member John Harley, Snow White Peak
The Alaska Alpine Club organizes spring trips every year from mid-March to mid-May, depending on weather and snow pack. The Alaska Alpine Club sponsors the following trips for members only. These are not guided trips. Participants are expected to make most of their own arrangements such as tent/cooking partners, climbing partners, etc. There will be a mandatory organizational meeting the Wednesday before the trip at approx 6pm in the Wood Center Lounge opposite the main desk. If you have any question about your ability to safely complete the trip, discuss the matter with the trip leader. The trip leader sets the maximum number of participants and minimum skill/experience/equipment requirements for participants in each trip. And all participants are required to have health insurance that covers mountaineering injuries and be qualified to go on a trip of the designated difficulty level (A, B, C, D). Basic avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, shovel, probe) is required on all trips where appropriate.
NOTE on DIFFICULTY RATINGS: (a simple approximation)
A: easy, low elevation peak or glacier trip with possible overnight in hut or tent.
B: Overnight trip to peak under 7,000 ft
C: Overnight trip to peak between 7,000 and 8,000 ft
D: Peak over 8,000 ft with 2 or more nights out.