I am from Nashville, TN and want to get into alpine climbing. Currently reading "Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills" but eager to learn in the alpine environment.
From previous mountaineering/ alpine climbing topics on this forum, I understand that for someone from a place like TN a beginner course or hiring a AMGA certified guide is the best way to learn the basics of alpine climbing.
As I was searching for courses I came across this post on summitpost.org and thought of sharing it with the community -
I haven't registered for any course yet, but I am planning to do a 6/7-day alpine climbing course starting sometime around 20-26 June, 2010. On an average a 6 day course fee is $1200. Hiring an AMGA certified guide seems to be an expensive option for an individual.
I would be happy to know if anyone has any tips/ recommendations for a beginner.
Thank you for your time.