Sierra Club Snowcamping - San Francisco Bay Chapter

Free Sierra Club Snowcamping Informational Clinics

The Snowcamping Section of the Sierra Club SF Chapter will not be offering the regular field trainings this year but will share with you 51 years of experience virtually with zoom meetings! Winter sports can be overwhelming, the questions are endless. Who should join, if: you want to camp in snowy conditions, you are a hiker that wants to start snowshoeing or more advanced looking for adventure, you want to expand your outdoor knowledge and feed your curiosity.

Learn more about the Snowcamping Training Series at one of our informational clinics, coming soon to ZOOM every Wednesday at 6:30-7:30 pm! ( No reservation needed for these FREE clinics just show up and join us!)

Snowcamping Leaders are inviting you to a dozen or so scheduled Zoom meetings named: "SC-Zoom virtual clinics" . To Join Zoom Meetings on the web:

To join the zoom meeting by phone: Dial +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 843 1787 3754
Passcode: 398055

Topic - Presentor Date
Sissy Petropoulou - Trip planning - Completed 01-06-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Albert Pastine - Cold weather - Completed 01-13-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Danny Vanco - Gear-Clothing - Completed 01-20-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Kalle Hoffman - Stephanie Kim - Gear-Equipment - Completed 01-27-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Brian Tavares - Food - Completed 02-03-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Nathan Chan - Navigation - Completed 02-10-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Karin Schwartz - Shelters part 1 - Completed 02-17-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Mike Bandrowski - Shelters part 2 - Completed 02-24-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Brian Tavares - Kitchen - Completed 03-03-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Albert Pastine - Kitchen Dry Snow - Completed 03-10-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Sanjay Reddy - Packing - Completed 03-17-2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Mike Bandrowski - Meet the Leaders - Completed 03-24-2021 6:30-7:30 pm

Activity Disclaimer: There are risks and hazards inherent in any wilderness activity and those risks are compounded in winter snowcamping by severe weather, avalanche risk, and high elevations. In deep snow, trail markers often are buried or obliterated, and white-outs can make line-of-sight navigation impossible. There are also economic risks. Please note that governmental agencies can and often do seek to recover search and rescue costs through civil actions. This video series does not claim to minimize these risks or to alert you to all the hazards of the mountains in winter. This is a learning tool and should be viewed and studied as a supplemental source only. This is not a substitute for professional instruction, an experienced mentor or actual experience in the backcountry where one learns solid outdoors skills, responsible habits, and sound judgment. No one associated with the publication of this video series accepts responsibility for any injury, loss, or property damage that may result from participating in snowcamping and related activities.


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