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Our Online Courses

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Join online courses taught by pro guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club

Each 90 minute class is taught by a live instructor, on Zoom, with time for Q&A during and after the course.

Online classes are free to OAC members! Non-members are welcome and can purchase classes one at a time.

Best deal!!! Subscribe to all our classes for $100. The $100 Online Subscription gives access to all our classes for 6 months.

We have online avalanche classes, navigation/ CalTopo.com and rock climbing classes. We’ll keep adding classes, especially while we are sheltering in place.

Avalanche classes include:

  • What is avalanche terrain
  • Parts of  the avalanche advisory
  • The nine avalanche types or problems
  • Surface Hoar
  • Facets and rounds- snowpack metamporphism
  • Storm slabs and wind slabs
  • Defining your safety margins around the nine avalanche problems
  • Knowledge check: How much do you know about the nine avalanche problems
  • Opening and closing terrain on CalTopo, with defined margins from the avalanche advisory

Navigation classes include:

  • How to read a map, for “I’m not a map person”
  • CalTopo pt 1; A comprehensive tour of the basics
  • CalTopo pt 2; Using CalTopo to show open/closed terrain

Rock climbing classes include:

  • Anchoring basics
  • Building anchors off of trees, boulders
  • Belaying from above
  • Setting up a 3:1 haul system

Here are our currently scheduled online learning courses. Check back often, as we are always adding more great classes. Have a topic you’d like to see in an online learning format? Just let us know.

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The Outdoor Adventure Club also offers hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, hiking and camping, kayaking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, backountry skiing/boarding, avalanche courses, snowshoeing, and other adventures. Go to our full Event Calendar!

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