Winter Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel - Coast
- Duration: 2 Days
Learn the essential backcountry skill of crevasse rescue and glacier travel with one of our experienced guides!
Winter Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel is a comprehensive 2 day course for backcountry skiers and splitboarders who plan to be in a glacier environment. Day 1 is dryland training to learn rope technique and gear use, rigging, anchoring. Rappelling and rope ascent is covered. Day 2 starts with a short classroom session to learn to identify crevasse hazards. The rest of the day is spent in the snow learning how to properly rope up a team of travellers, best practices, route selection, how to arrest a fall and rescue a victim. An important point that differentiates our course from others is the un-roped victim course component. This includes rappelling and ascending into and out of a crevasse to perform rescue of an un-roped victim - an essential skill considering over 85% of glacier skiing is performed un-roped.
- Touring skis or splitboard required for day 2
- Avalanche safety equipment and mountaineering equipment required for day 2 (transceiver, shovel, probe)
- Crevasse rescue kit required required for both days
- Lift ticket may be required for day 2 (backcountry lift tickets available through our office)
- Geared for advanced and expert skiers or snowboarders looking to deepen their backcountry knowledge
- Participants must be comfortable and confident in intermediate terrain [blue runs] in a variety of snow conditions. Participants must have previous touring experience. If you are unsure of your ability, please contact us for more information.