Acquiring a new skill is always a challenge, be it perfecting belaying techniques or bleating directions to the nearest freshwater spring to thirsty mountain goats. Live and learn with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $69 for a level 1 rock-climbing course for one (a $155 value)
- $138 for a level 1 rock-climbing course for two (a $310 value)
- $275 for a level 1 rock-climbing course for four (a $620 value)<p>
Novice climbers aged 8 and older in groups of 4–10 master the basic terminology, selection, and operation of climbing gear and the commands necessary to scale Mt. Erie, as it stands regally over Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the Cascade Mountains. Expert guides sharpen climbers’ rope-wrangling methods and ascension techniques, including rappelling, and lead climbing during the full-day course. <p>
Participants arriving from Seattle meet at the Lake Erie grocery store on Heart Lake Road, and those coming from north of Anacortes meet at Backcountry Essentials in Bellingham. Courses are scheduled on the following dates: April 20, 22, 27, and 29; May 20, 27, and 28; and June 1, 3, 15, and 16. Additional dates are available on request.<p>
The veteran athletes at Peregrine Expeditions nurture their already intimate relationships with Mother Nature during skiing and climbing excursions into the icy peaks of Mount Baker or jagged rock faces of Mount Erie. Backcountry skiing courses hone snow-skimming techniques, and intense skiing tours toe the border between the United States and Canada on two-day treks that embark each morning from a hut at base camp. Adrenaline junkies foray into Forbidden Peak for two or three days, conquering the ins and outs of navigating ice, performing mountaintop rescues, and backpacking in challenging conditions. Kid-specific expeditions tone tiny muscles and teach bird calls used to ask eagles the way to the nearest latrine as youngsters grouped by age engage in courses that span one to five days.