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Snow camping from bivy to base camp!
**Basic to Advanced Mountaineering Technical Safety Skills**

Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, 2009, two days, 3pm or so to 11am or so, near a snowpark off Cascades Lakes Highway near Mt. Bachelor . . .
Seminar description:
Learn and employ skills and gear for safe bivy to base camp fun overnight in deep snow near parked cars and privies. Meet new people! Traditional and current instruction on this subject by The Mazamas, The Mountaineers, and the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club, for thousands of students over 30 years, begins with hands-on practice like this FREE Seminar.

Group dynamics -
The Seminar includes time for planning adventures. We will cook together as a group. We will be working together with the actual gear used for adventures in the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Required gear -
-your Ten Essential Systems including extra clothing for possible stormy weather
-your winter backpack, with shelter, insulation and ability to melt snow for drinking water and food
-your four season or equal backpacking tent or bivy sack
-two inches of waterproof insulation and a 20 degree sleeping bag (or two 40 degree bags, etc.)
-snow shovel (including big shovels for those who wish to try a snow cave or two)

Note: This is intended to be a basic to advanced hands-on class. If you do not own the items listed ask us, you may be able to use our gear. We suggest that you not buy gear before you attend this class. Call us with your gear questions!

This basic to advanced snow camping training can be completed in this interesting FREE overnight and half day Seminar!
Handouts will include a printed summary of the class information. This is a free outdoor, hands-on, interactive skills Seminar lead by Robert Speik.

Reserve your places! We are limiting this class to 10 or so participants! *** In fairness to all, you will need to commit by March 29, 2009!

For more information and to join this free Seminar: email or call Robert Speik at 541-385-0445.
There is more information on the website. Read the pages under Questions. Search inside this site for snow caves, hypothermia, space blankets, etc.:

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The Three Sisters and Broken Top
South Sister, Middle Sister, North Sister (the sinister sister) and Broken Top in the Three Sisters Wilderness near Bend, Oregon USA
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