Sierra Mountaineering: Crevasse Rescue

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$199 for REI Members

$219 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • 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


Class logistic emails will be sent out the week of your class. CA SNO-PARK Passes REQUIRED for each vehicle, available for purchase at your Sacramento Area REI. A daily pass is $5 or a seasonal pass is $25.

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More directions and information

No water onsite and bathroom availability is unreliable. CA SNO-PARK Pass REQUIRED for each vehicle and not available for purchase at the venue. Daily Pass: $5; Seasonal Pass: $25. Purchase a pass at REI Sacramento or online at