Online MTN 3 Training: Expedition Mountaineering 3/21


Please join fellow MAA members for Online Training: MTN 3 Expedition Moutaineering - a live interactive video presentation providing skills, know-how, and principles of climbing high, light, and fast. Attendance better qualifies you to attend any MAA training events, climbs and expeditions that require MTN 3 skills. Unlimited access to all online training is included in Full Membership, otherwise please pay the $55 fee to register. Join or upgrade your membership here.




Online Training: Expedition Mountaineering Level Three ("Online MTN 3") is a live 45-minute interactive presentation using a combination of visuals, demonstration, video, and Q & A to help prepare you for success as an advanced level mountain climber. It is an accessible, succinct version of our on-site MTN 3 Official Title, a full day field course held on the mountain. To prepare for it and all MTN Level 3 climbing events we'll present, demonstrate and discuss the following at the online MTN 3 training:

  • Expedition planning, training, and climbing

  • Altitude considerations

  • Acclimatization

  • Advanced navigation on glaciers, and in adverse conditions

  • Using GPS, and a review all prior navigation techniques

  • "Light and fast" climbing tips, gear and principles

  • Bivouacking in snow

  • Mountain weather

  • Medical skills

  • Expedition behavior

  • Technical peak circumnavigation or ascent 

  • Climbing in running belay or fixed lines

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, March 21st, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Please arrive on the call at least 10 minutes early.

REGISTRATION: $55, please register through payment on this page. Unlimited access included in MAA Full Membership.

PARTICIPATION: Attending the online MTN 3 training makes you more likely to be selected from the interest list for any of the free MTN 3 training dates, better prepared for any MTN 3 PRO training dates, and better prepared for all climbing events and expeditions rated at MTN 3. Your participation on all events will automatically be recorded on your MAA profile.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THOSE WITH FULL MEMBERSHIP: Make sure to "sign in" here at the official MAA website so you will be identified as having a Full Membership. Then click "Register". Your registration will be confirmed here and manually on MAA International on  There is no charge per session and you can attend as many sessions of any online training as often as you are registered.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THOSE WITHOUT FULL MEMBERSHIP: Make sure to "sign in" here at the official MAA website so you will be identified. You can upgrade to Full Membership to have unlimited access to all online training events here. Otherwise register for this session by paying the $55 fee right here on this page, orange box, top right. You can purchase the rights to unlimited downloading or streaming of a pre-recorded version of this online training at

ONCE YOUR REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED: A day before the online training event you will be emailed the call-in information to the email listed on your MAA profile and the email listed on MAA International on If you have not received the email around 12 hours ahead of time please check your spam folder. If you cannot find it please call MAA at (916) 692-0005 or email 

ON THE DAY OF THE TRAINING: Please call in at least 10 minutes before start time with a mobile device or computer over a strong connection. It is recommended that you are able to view the live video feed from the presentation as this will greatly enhance your understanding of what is being shown and discussed. You can interactively participate in the call with regular audio or chat messaging. Questions can be asked at any time. Visuals will be presented with simultaneous presenter audio and video. Those who are registered but unable to attend can be sent a recording of the training valid for around two weeks.

QUESTIONS? Please see MAA Training Courses Overview or contact us at (916) 692-0005 or at