Beginner, experience with climbing equipment recommended
Ability to be in the snow for 6 hours
May - July
6-8 hours of field time
Beartooth Pass, MT
Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide
Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity
This crevasse rescue course is built to set climbers up with the skills they need to safely execute a 1 on 1 or team rescue. Participants learn how to safely travel on a glacier, build a snow anchor, and execute a timely rescue with mechanical advantage. This an essential course before travelling in glaciated terrain.
Preparation and gear selection
Snow climbing techniques & self arrest
Route finding on a glacier
Glacial travel systems
Review of knots and hitches
Transferring a load to an anchor
Rappelling & rope ascension
Mechanical advantage and improvised hauling
This course starts with a briefing at our office in Red Lodge. Here, we discuss the gear necessary and learning objectives for the day. Depending on conditions, we head to a location on Beartooth Pass with firm summer snow to review travel techniques before digging into technical skills. All students will have the chance to run through a mock crevasse rescue by the end of the day, with direct feedback from their instructor. The goal of this course is to provide climbers with the ability to travel safely on a glacier, avoid crevasses, and perform a rescue if necessary.
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