Are you planning to venture out into glaciated terrain? Do you know how to pull someone out of a crevasse if they fall in? This course provides the foundation for traveling on glaciated terrain and what to do if someone falls in. Rescue skills, required gear, and rope team travel are essential for any climber looking to climb any glaciated peak. 

​This one day course covers the essentials of traveling on glaciated terrain, hazard recognition, and crevasse rescue systems. Throughout the day, we’ll break down each technical system needed to successfully pull someone, or yourself, out of the hole and apply it towards the larger crevasse rescue setup.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions, practice individual skills, and refine your understanding of crevasse rescue and the techniques involved in successfully extraditing someone from a crevasse.  A basic working knowledge of climbing techniques such as belaying and knot tying is recommended to get the most out of this course.

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: beginner to intermediate
  • Learn about mechanical hauling systems and how they are used in crevasse rescue
  • A great prep course for those looking to climb Mt. Rainier or other glaciated peaks
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesApril 27, 2024 Price$249 LocationGolden, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating3/10
Course DatesMay 18, 2024 Price$249 LocationGolden, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating3/10
Course DatesJune 15, 2024 Price$249 LocationGolden, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating3/10
  • Learn how to rescue yourself and your partner from a crevasse fall
  • Learn about the unique hazards associated with traveling on glaciated terrain
  • You’ll walk away from this course with a working knowledge of rescue systems and rope travel techniques
  • Learn how to do more rescue with less gear
  • Hands on practice and feedback from professional guides
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA Guide
  • All necessary mountaineering equipment including harnesses, helmets, mountaineering boots, belay devices, crampons, and ice axes
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire course
  • Resources to further your mountaineering journey


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, winter gear, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
Topics Covered
  • Roped team travel while on glaciated terrain
  • Personal and group gear selection
  • Safety considerations of glaciers and rescue situations
  • Climbing knots and hitches
  • How to ascend a rope
  • Mechanical advantage hauling systems 
  • Snow anchors
  • Navigation techniques while on a glacier
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