The Mazamas have a 75-year history of climbing education. We launched our education programs with a version of our ever-popular Basic Climbing Education Program (BCEP) in 1943.

Over the years we have expanded our offerings to include intermediate and advanced climbing classes, ski mountaineering, first aid, and many more.

Utilize the links on the right to get full details on each of our classes.

Typically, our annual course schedule looks something like this:
  • June
    • Registration for Intermediate Climbing School (ICS) opens
    • Registration for Families Mountaineering 101 (FM101) opens
    • Basic Rock is held
  • August
    • ICS & FM101 begin
    • Canyoneering conclues
  • September
    • Registration opens for fall Mountaineering First Aid (MFA)
    • CPR Classes
  • October
    • Registration opens for Ski Mountaineering and Nordic
    • CPR Classes
  • November
    • Registration opens for Nordic
    • Registration opens for MFA Recert
    • Fall MFA is held
    • CPR classes
  • December
    • Registration opens for Advanced Rock (AR)
    • Registration opens for winter MFA
    • MFA Recert is held
    • Ski Mountaineering begins
  • January
    • Nordic begins
    • FM101 concludes
    • Basic Climbing Education Program (BCEP) Info Night
  • February
    • AR begins
    • Winter MFA is held
    • Nordic concludes
    • Ski Mountaineering concludes
  • March
    • Registration Opens for Canyoneering
    • Basic Rock is held
    • BCEP begins
  • April
    • Basic Rock is held
    • BCEP concludes
    • Crevasse Rescue Skill Builder is held
  • May
    • ICS concludes
    • AR concludes
    • Basic Rock is held
    • Crevasse Rescue Skill Builder is held