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Crevasse Rescue

Glaciated Terrain Prep Course

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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. Rescue skills, required gear, and rope team travel are essential for any climber looking to climb Denali or other big peak. 

There will be plenty of time to ask questions, practice skills, and refine your understanding of crevasse rescue and the techniques involved in successfully pulling someone out of 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 rescue

  • A great prep course for those looking to climb Mt. Rainier or other glaciated peaks

Price Includes

  • A professionally trained 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

  • One day of classroom time to dial in your rescue skills

Price Excludes

  • 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)



  • Learn how to rescue yourself and your partner from a crevasse fall

  • Plenty of time to perfect techniques, skills, and systems

  • 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

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

Course Dates

April 15, 2023

May 13, 2023




St. Mary's Glacier Area

Course Length

8:00am to 4:00pm

Difficulty Rating

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