Updated: Mar 21, 2021
We're excited to introduce a virtual learning experience when we're not hosting in-person events. This year, we'll be offering our normal Alpine Development School online to reach a broader audience than ever before. SheJumps is excited to team up with Arc'teryx to provide virtual classroom-style excerpts of the Alpine School in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
Alpine Development School
Learn from a guide on topics such as risk management & decision making, terrain identification & management, and building your process—as either an introduction to the material or a refresher for someone with experience.
The Alpine Development School (ADS) is a women's lecture program created by the nonprofit SheJumps. ADS provides an overview on risk management, terrain management, and route-finding related to ski and splitboard mountaineering. From novices to seasoned backcountry users, the Alpine Development School is an opportunity to build a skill set or refresh knowledge that will help you be self-sufficient in the mountains. The Alpine Development School curriculum is drawn from the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School, an award-winning 7-day ski and splitboard mountaineering course held annually at the Selkirk Lodge in British Columbia.
Nov 17 | Risk Management + Decision Making - SheJumps EventBrite
Nov 18 | Terrain Identification + Management - SheJumps EventBrite
Nov 19 | Building Your Process - SheJumps EventBrite
In the Spring 2021, SheJumps will be offering a new progression series to kick-off the spring and summer seasons with classes to help those who want to continue to advance their outdoor adventures. We'll be working with guides and experts on introducing participants in a virtual learning environment to begin the next phase to alpine development.
TBD | Hiking to Backpacking
TBD | Backpacking to Mountaineering
Alpine Finishing School
Due to the pandemic, Alpine Finishing School 2021 is canceled.
The Alpine Finishing School, presented by Arc'teryx, is a 7-day women's ski and splitboard mountaineering course hosted at the Selkirk Backcountry Lodge near Revelstoke, British Columbia. The course is instructed by Kate Devine and Shannon Werner, ski guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and food is provided by chef (and SJ executive director) Claire Smallwood.
The AFS is an opportunity for advanced backcountry skiers and splitboarders to learn the skills of ski mountaineering in a supportive and encouraging environment. Topics covered include terrain management, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, route planning, companion rescue, navigation, anchor setting, rappelling, belaying, and more!