Route Planning for the Modern Climber

Prepare beta and gear for your next climb like a pro

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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. Anyone can stumble through their climbing career, having okay success and okay adventures. Others will take just a little bit of time to get training from a professional, and in doing so, they set their climbing career on a much more rewarding trajectory.

Route planning can be overwhelming, boring, and quite frankly more hassle than it's worth. In this course, Mark will teach you actionable steps designed to help you style your next climb. From collecting beta to how much water you need. Creating a super light rack to making a time plan. Little tricks and tips that will add up to greater success and enjoyability in the end.

This course is 15 years of experience, bundled into an hour of intense learning. Mark has cut out all the fat, all the filler, and gives it to you straight. Capitalize on his experience, and make planning for your next adventure a simple joy.

Your Instructor

Mark Smiley
Mark Smiley

Mark Smiley's passion for adventure has taken him around the world on 20+ expeditions to places like China, Peru, Ecuador, Africa, Chile, Argentina, Across Europe, Canada, and Alaska.

He and his wife, Janelle, are the only people that have attempted to climb 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 (1100 miles and 292,000 vertical feet) in a mere 36 days.

His teaching style is fun, concise and easy to understand. As an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, Mark 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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