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Rock Climbing, Snow & Ice Climbing courses Truckee & Lake Tahoe, Mt Shasta and Mt Whitney ~Alpine climbing High Sierra ~ Backcountry Skiing, Avalanche & Wilderness First Aid/WFR

Sport/Face Climbing Clinic ~ 2 for 1 this weekend
September 14, 2014
$155 ~ Includes all gear!

Avalanche Course Dates are up!!
December 2014 - April 2015
Hope you can join us this year!!

Rock Climbing ~ Donner Pass
Rock Climbing Specials 1 - 4 people ~ Morning or Afternoon Daily
$269 Total~ includes all gear!!

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Who we are & what we do Upcoming Programs

Bela G. Vadasz
Technical Director
IFMGA Internationally Licensed
Mountain Guide

Mimi Vadasz
Adminstrative Director
AMGA Certified
Ski Mountaineering Guide

Member School

Director, Bela G. Vadasz
receives the AMGA
Lifetime Achievement Award

ASI was established in 1979 by Bela G. Vadasz and Mimi Maki-Vadasz. We are America's original all-terrain backcountry ski mountaineering, avalanche education and rock climbing courses and instruction and alpine climbing program based Truckee and in the Sierra Nevada, visiting the greatest ranges of the world. With experiences among the highest mountains in over 15 different countries, ASI's instructors and AMGA and IFMGA certified guides are also among the best and most experienced outdoor educators in America. We are the best in Tahoe.

Summer - Bear Creek Spire, Northeast RidgeOffering Rock Climbing Instruction and Courses in Truckee, CA at Donner Pass & Donner Summit and guided rock climbs at Lover's Leap, climbs of Mt. Shasta and many High Sierra peaks, including North Palisade, Bear Creek Spire, The East Face, East Buttress and the Mountaineer's Route on Mt. Whitney.

Fall - Clyde Couloir, North PalisadeWe guide great Sierra ice climbs such as Mt. Dana, the Dana Couloir, the U-notch and the V-notch on North Palisade and Mt. Sill. We visit many of the great ranges of the world including Mexico's Volcanoes, Mt. Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Himalaya.

Winter - Backcountry Adventure CenterWe specialize in AIARE Level 1, 2 & 3 Avalanche Courses, Backcountry Skiing, including telemark, randonnée, as well as splitboarding and winter mountaineering in the immediate Truckee/Lake Tahoe area along with ice climbing on Donner Pass as well as the famous Lee Vining Canyon. Also check out our Backcountry Adventure Center at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. We offer daily sidecountry and backcountry tours with ski gear included.

Spring - Haute RouteEnjoy high route ski traverses and ski mountaineering to destinations including Mt. Shasta, the Sierra High Route, the European Haute Route and ski descents of the Tioga Pass area, the Palisades and much more.

Rock Climbing
9 step progression

Intro Rock
Next Move
Learn to Lead
Climber's Self Rescue
Crack or Sport Climbing
Aid & Big Wall Climbing

June 1 - Oct, 2014 ~

Mt. Shasta Summit Climb

July 26-27, 2014 ~ 2 spots

Mt. Shasta Glacial Ice Seminar
Aug 2-5, 2014

Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route
August 3-4, 2014 ~ 4 spots

Mt. Whitney East Face/East Buttress
August 24-25, 2014
September 27-28, 2014

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