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Mimi Vadasz
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Ski Mountaineering Guide


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Bela G. Vadasz
Technical Director
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October 6, 2014
Greetings Friends of ASI:


FALL IS HERE!
The weather is superb and we are still Rock Climbing here at Donner and Lover's Leap. Also a wonderful time to do big East Side Climbing Routes!

Donner Pass is so beautiful and not crowded , Mt. Whitney and Tioga Pass are ideal. It's time to get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather!

We are getting so excited for Winter and our Avalanche courses are already filling up! AIARE Avlaanche Courses


FAMILY ROCK CLIMBING:
Take the family out to try rock climbing! This 1/2 day of climbing with your family of 3-4 can be arranged for novices learning the basics, intermediates climbing in the mid-grades or advanced climbers top-roping routes as hard as you choose.

Family Cost:
$269  8:30am - 12:30pm or 1-4:30pm

Family Rock Climbing Special
Choose your own date



ROCK ANCHORING CLINIC
This course studies, evaluates and practices setting up both natural and artificial climbing anchors. We'll study how to safely evaluate the anchor site, placement of wedge-shaped nuts and mechanical camming devices along with appropriate methods of equalization to form a master point. We will compare strategies for multi-point anchors for top-roped climbing as well as setting up anchors for lead-through multi-pitch climbing.

Rock Anchoring Clinic
October 11, 2014



The Next Move:
Come Get Some Climbing in!! Learn alot and have a blast!

The Next Move
October 11, 2014

$155  includes all gear



CLIMB MT. WHITNEY:
We have spaces available and permits reserved for Mt. Whitney climbs this summer. The Mountaineer's Route, Class 3, is a fantastic 2-day climb that's great for novice and intermediate climbers along with a mountain guide. It's perfect for those looking for a fulfilling, challenging climb.

The East Face and East Buttress Routes, III 5.6, are both truly classic climbs for rock climbers with previous rock climbing experience.

Mt. Whitney, Mountaineer's Route
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Mt. Whitney, East Face
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Mt. Whitney, East Buttress
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TECH TIP: Get Hitched! - Münter/Clove Hitch Part 1
By: Bela G. Vadasz

On a multi-pitch route, we used to tie-in to the belay anchor with a figure eight on a bite. It's a very secure knot but it is difficult to estimate the final length of the rope to be tensioned against the anchor. Lengthening or shortening the tie-in by adjusting the figure eight is hit or miss and much too time consuming.

Another method some climbers use is carrying an additional piece of gear called a daisy chain. It is a sewn nylon sling with bar-tack stitched loops, allowing the climber to choose the correct length by clipping into the appropriate loop. Read on...





OFF SEASON SKIING:
A lot of us didn't get as much skiing in last season as we would have liked. We're thinking of a reverse season trip. We're talking to several people about skiing in South America in Sept/Oct and thinking of putting a couple of trips together.

Ideas include: Portillo (Chile), Bariloche (Argentina) and a ski mountaineering pilgrimage to the Fitz Roy Massif (Patagonia). Please let us know your thoughts and which one interests you.





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We look forward to climbing and skiing with you and helping you achieve your mountain dreams. If you can't find the answer to a question on our website, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Sincerely,
Bela & Mimi Vadasz - ASI Directors
Alpine Skills International
bela@alpineskills.com
530-582-9170



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