Northwest Alpine Ice

Crevasse Rescue and Ice Climbing

Price $490
Schedule
  • 09/08/2018 - Crevasse Rescue
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Crevasse Rescue and Intro to Ice Climbing • 2 day school

Mount Baker offers superb access to glacier ice within a few hour hike from the Heliotrope Ridge trailhead. Our course covers the basic fundamentals of ice climbing and crevasse rescue, including the use of ice axe, crampons, and crevasse rescue equipment needed to travel safely on glaciated mountains. The course is designed for climbers seeking to gain independence in a glaciated environment such as Mount Baker and Mount Rainier.

Day 1 • Ice Climbing Instruction
Gear check and drive to the trailhead. Hike to high camp. The afternoon is dedicated to learning the fundamentals of ice climbing.

Day 2 • Crevasse Rescue Instruction
Today’s course instruction includes introduction to snow anchors and crevasse rescue. Return to the trailhead.

Ice Climbing & Crevasse Rescue Curriculum

• Movement on ice
• Ice axe techniques
• Crampon usage and techniques
• Introduction to snow & ice anchors
• Basic climbing knots & hitches
• Crevasse rescue

Related courses: Intro MountaineeringAlpine SkillsGlacier MountaineeringIce Climbing and Crevasse RescueIntro to Alpine Rock

Climbs begins and ends in Mount Baker National Forest

Plan to arrive the day before the climb begins.

Day 1 • Hike to Camp • Ice Climbing Instruction
Gear check and drive to the trailhead. Hike to high camp. The afternoon is dedicated to learning the fundamentals of ice climbing.

Day 2 • Crevasse Rescue Instruction
Today’s course instruction includes introduction to snow anchors and crevasse rescue. Return to the trailhead.

Plan to depart the day after the climb ends.

Itinerary Notes
NWAG makes every effort to uphold the scheduled itinerary, although our guides are given discretion to adapt the itinerary for reasons beyond our control or due to the needs of the group. Meal schedule: (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

Where to Meet
8:00 am, the morning of the climb, we meet in Sedro Woolley for equipment check before heading to the trailhead.
We will email you PreClimb info including gear list and departure details upon registration.


Registration and Payments
Deposit includes a $200.00 non-refundable registration fee, due with application.
Balance due 90 days prior to start date. Please read NW Alpine Guides Reservation/Refund Policy for details.


Services included
Guided instruction
Boiled water for meals
Professional mountain guide
Group equipment (including tents, ropes, stoves, etc.)
Wilderness Permits


Services not included
Transportation
Trailhead parking fees (NW Forest Pass)
Meals and snack food
Personal gear
Hotels or lodging
Trip cancellation insurance
Medical and evacuation coverage
Staff gratuities

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