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Route Planning for the Modern Climber

Prepare beta and gear for you next climb like a pro

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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 steeper trajectory. 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.

Route planning can be overwhelming, boring, and quite frankly more hassle then its worth if you don't know what you're looking for. In this course, Mark will teach you actionable steps designed to help prepare you for your next climb. From collecting beta to how much water you need, creating a super light rack to making a time plan so can send in style.

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 has been climbing, skiing and guiding for the better part of this life. His passion for adventure has taken him around the world. 5 Denali expeditions, and 20+ expeditions to places like China, Peru, Ecuador, Across Europe, Canada and Alaska, have given Mark a ton of experience to draw from.

He and his wife are the only people in the world to have climbing on 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 in a mere 36 days.

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

You can interact with Mark via his website: smileysproject.com
Instagram feed @smileysproject


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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