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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

Level 1 Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

  • Starts Aug 23
  • 700 US dollars
  • Matanuska Glacier

Available spots


Service Description

This Level 1 workshop is loaded with information to fuel your passion and interest for glacier travel and crevasse rescue. This course is open to anyone who desires training in glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Participants must be in good physical condition and be able to carry a heavy pack over uneven terrain. During this 3-day course you will learn basic mountaineering and glacier travel skills. Day 1 (8/23/24) we will meet at our Classroom Yurt (outside of Palmer en route to glacier) at 10am to go over equipment and learn a few knots before heading to the Matanuska Glacier. After everyone is dialed in with their gear and a few basic knots, we will reconvene at the parking lot at the toe of the glacier; about an hour drive from the Yurt. On the ice on this first day, we will begin to work on building anchors and pulley systems, climbing and belaying techniques, and roped glacier travel. Days 2 and 3 will dive deeper into glacier travel skills, crevasse rescue techniques, crevasse rescue scenarios, ice climbing skills, roped-travel techniques, fixed-line ascension skills, anchor building, running belays, route-finding, navigation and so much more. We will camp on the glacier for two nights during this course, returning to the parking lot by 6pm on Day 3, 8/25/24. A complete gear list and daily course outline will be provided after registration is completed. Some gear is available to borrow from us - other gear is available to rent through AMH in Anchorage. Group climbing gear is included in the course fees. Students must provide their own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, cooking stove, food, etc., for overnighting on the glacier.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Payment is due at the time of registration.  If you must cancel, please allow 7-day notice.  Course fees will be refunded minus 10% admin fee. There are no refunds issued if you cancel less than 7-days prior to the course start date. Please note that we have a minimum number required to host our courses.  If that number is not met the course may be postponed until a later date.  In the event this occurs, a refund will be issued or you can register for another course should you choose to do so.


Contact Details

+ (907) 982-6945

dorothy@akwildmed.com

Palmer, Alaska, USA


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