Sierra Mountaineering: Crevasse Rescue

  • Participants

    Age 13 and up

  • Skill level : 3

    Advanced

  • Fitness level : 3

    Moderate

Come along with our mountain guides to learn essential crevasse rescue skills that no mountaineer should be without. Discover self rescue and partner rescue techniques needed for travelling on a glacier. Topics include securing a fall, rigging a fixed line for the fallen partner to ascend, and rigging mechanical advantage systems for partner rescue. This class is appropriate for those with some previous mountaineering skills.

Gear provided by REI

  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Gaiters
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Hardware - All necessary.
  • Snow Anchors
  • Static Rope - Minimum of 100 feet for anchors and fixed lines.
  • Trekking Poles
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sessions available