Mark Smiley

Teaches: Route Planning for the Modern Climber

18 Lessons.

Professional photographer, filmmaker, & highly experienced mountain guide, Mark will teach you route planing to assure that you are able to squeeze every ounce of possibility out of each climb you decide to tackle.

Includes lessons:

  • Creating a Pro Level Beta Cheat Sheet
  • Beta Photo on Phone Lock Screen
  • Weather Tracking
  • Making a Rescue Plan
  • Making a Time Plan
  • Locating Your GPX File
  • GPX Offline and iPhone Protection
  • Using Social Media
  • Climbing Rock, Crampons, Tag Line
  • GPS Watch
  • Food & Fuel
  • Water Plan
  • Tips From a Mountain Guide
  • Mountain Terms
  • Climbing Ratings
  • Finding the Right Partners
  • In Conclusion

This course is 15 years of experience, bundled into an hour of intense learning. Mark has cut out all the fat, all the filler, and gives it to you straight. Capitalize on his experience, and make planning for your next adventure a simple joy.

If you are serious about squeezing every ounce of possibility out of each climb you decide to tackle, then this course was designed for you.

Route planning can be overwhelming, boring, and quite frankly more hassle than it’s worth. In this course, Mark will teach you actionable steps designed to help you style your next climb. From collecting beta to how much water you need. Creating a super light rack to making a time plan. Little tricks and tips that will add up to greater success and enjoyability in the end.

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Meet Your Instructor

Mark Smiley has been climbing, skiing and guiding for the better part of this life. His passion for adventure has taken him around the world. 5 Denali expeditions, and 20+ expeditions to places like China, Peru, Ecuador, Across Europe, Canada and Alaska, have given Mark a ton of experience to draw from.

He and his wife are the only people in the world to have climbing on all 50 Classic Climbs of North America (48 successfully). Additionally, he was part of a team to set a world record skiing across the entire Alps Mountain Range in a mere 36 days.

His teaching style is fun, concise and easy to understand. As an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, he is among the world’s elite guides to reach this status. More important than this certification, is his candid style of conveying to you the best of the best information and techniques that will really help you. Through this course you will tap into his expertise, skills, and knowledge for real world learning.

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