We cover the same basic skills as the “Mini Mountain Camp” but then expand further and have you put them to use. This application of the skills is very important; until you know how to use the newly acquired techniques you do not really “own” them. Perfect practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. The entire duration of this trip is in the backcountry.

The Palisades area is the place for Sierra mountaineering. Five 14,000 foot peaks are clustered above the largest glacier in the Sierra Nevada – aptly named the Palisade Glacier. If you are serious about getting experience in the mountains, this is the program for you.


For more information about these routes and the Palisade area, you can get our unpublished guide to the Palisades here.