Hands-on training class on how to recover climber(s) from a (simulated) crevasse fall.
Cost $90 per person. Location: Alpental.
Using curriculum based on Andy Selter's Book: 'Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue', (Mountaineers Books). This full day training covers the entire crevasse-rescue process including:
- Selection of equipment
- Actions on falling
- Arresting the fall
- Securing the team
- Building snow anchors
- Transferring weight from team to rope system
- Decision making on appropriate next steps
- Securing the area
- Rappelling to victim
- Raising the victim using mechanical advantage (Z & C pulley systems)
- Trouble shooting
After review and preparation, we'll use a vertical snow covered cliff and slope to practice 3 person and 2 person crevasse rescue drills. With a group size of 12, each person will have time to lead a complete rescue scenario.
Once registered a gear list will be sent. If you lack appropriate gear we have some loaner equipment for loan. To register please complete the following form.
Skill level: Familiar with basic snow travel, ice-axe arrest, rope team travel and proper use of climbing harness. Familiar with following knots & hitches: Overhand, figure 8, prussik hitch, clove hitch, munter hitch.