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Saturday and Sunday, Feb 10 & 11 Sponsored by CAMP 

A technical field clinic presented by CAMP USA Inc. and team athletes Jeff Shapiro and Fabrizio Zangrilli.

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Whether you are an experienced alpinist or beginning mountaineer, the benefits of the light & fast approach are indisputable. Being lighter means using less energy with every step we take and every move we make. It is also just downright more comfortable when we are in motion. Being fast equates directly to safety. It means we are navigating hazardous terrain more quickly and tagging the summit in time to descend safely. It is also the way we progress towards bigger objectives over time. This clinic covers the most important aspects of the light & fast approach with a short classroom session followed by an intensive field session where we work on the implementation of the skills, strategies and tactics that are most useful for you. The professional athletes teaching these clinics have made light & fast a part of their very being. As we strongly believe that a commitment to the light & fast mentality is a commitment to an even more awesome life, we strongly believe that folks who take this clinic will get a lot out of it!


The Skills

  • Moving quickly
  • This can be the difference between success and failure
  • This can also be the difference between safety and danger
  • Managing Ropes & Gear
  • Don’t let this be the thing that holds you up
  • Incorporate this into your training and routine climbing
  • Staying safe
  • Move quickly
  • No second guessing

The Fitness

  • OTC (off the couch) strength
  • What is your OTC goal?
  • Strength goal
  • Speed goal
  • Knowing how to gauge this
  • A lifelong pursuit
  • There is no such thing as a free lunch
  • Consistency is key
  • Daily life v training
  • Make the time, we all feel better when we are fit
  • Remember: Power = Endurance

The Gear

  • Light is right
  • Gear has made monumental strides, use it to your advantage
  • For starters, look for places you can make substantial cuts
  • The right gear for the job
  • Modern gear is specific, use the right gear for the job
  • Gear is an investment worth making if the objective is important to you
  • The whole kit has to work together
  • Carry gear that is complimentary
  • Carry gear that can be used for multiple functions

Preparation & Planning

  • Route Logistics
  • Route finding
  • How and when to bail
  • The point of no return
  • Calories & Hydration
  • The benefits of hypersaturation
  • Sports Energy foods are not a gimmick
  • The mental aspect
  • Be humble, be present, be aware
  • Keep a long term perspective


Assessing & navigating terrain

  • The approach, the climb, the descent
  • Obstacles and hazards

Moving in alpine terrain

  • Terrain anchors and self-belays
  • Using crampons and ice axes
  • Roped v unroped terrain
  • Footwork

What we will cover: 

Systems with ropes and gear

  • Rope systems and management
  • Belay techniques for mountaineering and alpinism
  • Makeshift anchors

Alpine fitness

  • 1 hour alpine fitness challenge?

Gear choices

  • Bring your pack so we can break it down and figure out where things can be lightened up

All clinic sales are final and no refunds are available.