Sierra Club Ski-Mountaineering Test
Sierra Club Bulletin XXII, 6, xxxv-xxxvi, December 1937
Current revision adopted by the Sierra Club Mountaineering Committee, 1983
The candidate must prove to the satisfaction of the judges that he has
- Passed the Third Class Test.
- Ability to use properly a topographic map and compass.
- Knowledge of first aid and rescue technique, including the treatment of freezing and the ability to construct and use a two-ski rescue sled.
- Knowledge of the basic principles of snowcraft, with special reference to avalanches.
- Toured on skis two full days during the winter season, with at least one overnight camp on snow, carrying an appropriate share of total equipment during the entire tour.
- Knowledge and demonstrated ability to use equipment necessary for safely undertaking a ski tour of several days duration.
- Completed the ascent and descent on skis of approximately 1500 feet of elevation, preferably on a peak, demonstrating a knowledge of proper equipment.
- Demonstrated ability on tour to cope with an average variety of snow conditions.
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