Our goal is to work together as a team so that all members reach the top safely. We do not expect you to be expert (although some members are) but, nor are we a climbing school (although we do conduct one or two days of training at the beginning of each expedition). If you need fundamental technical training, and snow and ice experience, we urge you to participate in our GLACIER SCHOOL held each June and September. Members need to have experience in being part of a team, working toward a common goal, and be ready to work with the group and be a good "team-player".
Our leaders are there to ensure (for our full-service members) you make it up to the summit and back down safely. However, this is not a guided expedition and team members are expected to be able to care for themselves in a winter-camping and climbing environment. Obviouslyly, when climbing to high altitudes anywhere, there are hazards present, and members must have experience in roped rock and ice climbing techniques (to protect from falling down the mountain or into crevasses), and have winter-condition climbing experience, including placing and retrieving anchors, belaying, abseiling/rappelling, glacier rescue and avalanche awareness. It is also required that all members will have knowledge of altitude sickness, frostbite, and the recognition of their symptoms, prevention, and treatment. When traveling above basecamp, members must climb with another team member at all times. Neither solo climbing, nor descending, are allowed above basecamp.
For Rwenzori, it may be beneficial for you and the team if you participate in a GLACIER SCHOOL beforehand, but you may attempt this climb as a novice and we will teach you what you need to know.
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