Mountaineering Course

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue – Summer

Whether you're looking to summit the local volcanoes of Mount Garibaldi and Mount Baker, or the Bugaboos' alpine rock splitters - all climbers need the skills to travel over glaciers safely and perform a rescue if your partner ever takes a plunge.

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How to Travel on Glaciers and What to Do If It Goes Wrong

Our Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue provides the fundamental skills for any aspiring mountaineer or backcountry skier.  The course covers how to approach a glacier, travel across safely, and how to execute a quick crevasse rescue. We spend one night in the backcountry to maximize field time, using practical skills in real mountain terrain.

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Courses are available in Squamish & Whistler, BC, upon request.

Prerequisites

Previous mountain climbing or scrambling.

Highlight Skills

Roping up for glacier travel, haul systems, and snow anchors.

Length

2 Days, 1 night

Price

$395

Location

Squamish / Whistler

Season

All Winter

Difficulty

Beginner Intermediate

Guest / Guide Ratio

6 to 1

Includes

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

Does Not Include

  • 2 Full Days of Instruction with ACMG Guide
  • All Technical Equipment (harness, crevasse rescue and group gear)

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:
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
Navigation
Route planning
Managing cornices

Although our Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course is an introductory course,  basic scrambling or mountaineering experience is required.  Participants must also be able to hike uphill for approximately 3 hours to access glacier terrain.

  • Previous Scrambling or Mountaineering Experience
  • Understanding of Basic Climbing Knots
  • Moderate Fitness (hike uphill for 3 hours)
  • Comfortable in Rough and Undulating Terrain

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