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Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course

The Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course is essential for any skier or rider looking to venture into glaciated terrain.

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Skills to Avoid Crevasses and What to Do if You Don't

Whether you are crossing glaciers or boot packing over bergschrunds, you will spend lots of time on glaciers if you ski in big mountains.  Learn how to safely travel across glaciers and learn what to do if you or your partner take the plunge!  Glacier dynamics, glacier assessment, risk factors, glacier travel and companion rescue (crevasse extraction) are the focus of this 2-day course.

Courses available in Squamish & Vancouver, BC, upon request.


Previous ski touring experience, AST 1 (or equivalent) and good fitness.

Highlight Skills

Assessing glaciers, roping up on glaciers and crevasse rescue roped & unroped.


2 Days




Squamish / Whistler


All Winter



Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1


  • 2 Full Days of Instruction with ACMG Guide
  • All Technical Equipment (harness, crevasse rescue kit, and group gear)
  • Access to our Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue online course

Does Not Include

  • Avalanche Rescue Equipment
  • Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry Lift Ticket
  • Lunch

Our Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course covers the gear necessary for glacier travel and rescue and a wide range of glacier travel techniques, glaciology and how to perform crevasse rescue in various scenarios.

Day 1 – Crevasse Rescue and Rope Skills (Squamish)

Understanding the required gear
Snow anchors
Haul: drop loop, 3:1, 6:1
Rappel and rope climbing
Lowering/belay into to steep line or cornice
Setting up rappel in snow
Roping up for glacier travel

Day 2 – Glacier Travel (Whistler)

Understanding glacier, an alpine environment, crevasse formation, bergschrund formation
Identify mountain hazard
Snow assessments in big and or steep terrain
Assessing glaciers
Route planning
Managing cornices

If you have logged some time backcountry skiing and are ready to push up into glaciated alpine terrain.

  • Moderate Ski Touring Experience
  • Excellent Ski or Board Ability (Black Diamonds)
  • Good Fitness (500 - 1000m/day)

W/B Lift Ticket

20223/2024 Season

Nov. 29-30, 2023
$395 per person + GST
Dec. 2-3
$395 per person + GST
Dec. 16-17
$395 per person + GST
Dec. 27-28
$395 per person + GST
Jan. 13-14
$395 per person + GST
Feb. 3-4
$395 per person + GST
Feb. 14-15
$395 per person + GST
Mar. 9-10
$395 per person + GST
Custom Course (up to 6 people)
Starting at $333 per person + GST

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