Route Planning for the Modern Climber

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.

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.

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Lessons

1

4:34

Creating a Pro Level Beta Cheat Sheet


2

Member Content

1:25

Beta Photo on Phone Lock Screen


3

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2:09

Weather Tracking


4

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2:58

Making a Rescue Plan


5

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6:00

Making a Time Plan


6

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4:56

Locating Your GPX File


7

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6:11

From GPX to Phone


8

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3:01

GPX Offline and iPhone Protection


9

Member Content

1:48

Using Social Media


10

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5:34

Climbing Rock, Crampons, Tag Line


11

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1:48

GPS Watch


12

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6:35

Food & Fuel


13

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7:19

Water Plan


14

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8:10

Tips from a Mountain Guide


15

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7:01

Mountain Terms


16

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10:05

Climbing Ratings


17

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2:58

Finding the Right Partners


18

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1:48

In Conclusion


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.