This 1-day course near Snoqualmie Pass will introduce you to the skills necessary for performing a crevasse rescue. This is a great course if you are new to mountaineering or looking for a refresher on the important systems of crevasse rescue.
During our 1-day course we will cover and practice crevasse rescue systems. This course will be run in the Snoqualmie Pass area at an easily accessed venue that will allow us to get the most out of the day.
We will start by discussing how to recognize crevasse hazards when traveling in glaciated terrain. We will then discuss and practice roping up for glacier travel. Throughout the day we will work on a variety of separate skills that are all part of the larger crevasse rescue system. This will be a hands on course practicing these skills throughout the day. This is a great course to get you prepared for one of our Ski Mountaineering or Mountaineering Courses or if you are just looking for a crevasse rescue refresher.
Overall Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
Skills Required: No prior mountaineering experience required, but prior knowledge of basic climbing knots is helpful
Fitness Level: Not Very Strenuous
Course Curriculum Includes:
Snow Travel Gear (depending on season)
Safety Gear (depending on season)
Please note: depending on the conditions and/or venue, you may not need avalanche safety gear. Early season courses may travel to the course site via skis or snowshoes, while later season courses may use only mountaineering boots. We will let you know.