Sierra Mountaineering: Crevasse Rescue


$200 for REI Members

$220 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 3 Advanced
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 6 people

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.

  • Learn the practical applications of mountaineering self-rescue.
  • Learn to rescue a roped teammate.
  • Learn 2:1 and 6:1 mechanical advantage systems to haul fallen teammates.

What to bring with you


Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start time for parking and paperwork considerations. CA SNO-PARK Pass REQUIRED for each vehicle, available for purchase at any Sacramento Area REI location or online at Daily Pass: $5; Season Pass: $25.