Crevasse Rescue

We start with the basics and build from there. When it come to crevasses, the best defence is a good offence so we lay the foundation of safer glacier travel. We discuss a rules-based decision making framework you can use to make better decisions regarding the application of a rope on a glacier. 

We start with basic rope knowledge and build to improvised haul systems. We debunk the myth that the best approach to crevasse rescue is memorization of one system and instead give you the tools to adapt to whatever situation might arise on the glacier. 

Course Content: (town based, one day rope skills)

  • Glacier travel discussion. To rope up or not to rope up? 

  • Building an effective, light-weight crevasse rescue kit

  • Ropes, knots, and hitches

  • Building a basic haul system with a rope team of 3 or greater and discussion regarding why executing a rescue on your own is extremely difficult

  • Practicing a basic haul system over small crags and cliffs

  • Rapelling

  • Ascending a rope

Skill level 

  • participants do not need previous knowledge of rope handling or haul systems. If the group is already experienced in the basics, we will visit more complex rescue scenarios

  • participants should be comfortable with heights and willing to follow safety guidelines set out by your instructor 

Equipment Required

  • Helmet

  • Climbing harness

  • Mountaineering, ski, or split-board boots

  • Sturdy pants

  • Gloves

  • Clothing to suit the seasonal weather

Crevasse Rescue 101 

November 7, 2020 - Whitehorse

$150.00 + GST

1 spots available

November 14, 2020 - Whitehorse

$150.00 + GST

2 spots available

To register email jamesminifie@gmail.com

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