Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

Level 1 Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

  • Starts Sep 24
  • 650 US dollars
  • Matanuska Glacier

Service Description

This Level 1 workshop is loaded with information to fuel your passion and interest for glacier travel and crevasse rescue. During this 3-day course you will learn basic mountaineering and glacier travel skills. Day 1 (9/24) 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, 9/26. 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. There is a $25 per day use fee for glacier access which IS included in the cost of this course. The Level 1 course is a pre-requisite for our Level 2 course. The next Level 2 course will be held in early summer of 2022.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy for each course listed below: Wilderness First Responder (WFR): Payment is due at the time of registration.  If you must cancel, please allow 1-week notice.  Course fees will be refunded minus 10% admin fee.  There are no refunds issued if you cancel less than 1-week prior to the course. Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT): A 1000.00 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to course start date. If you must cancel, please do so 14 days prior to course start date to receive your full deposit minus a 10% admin fee.  There will be no refunds issued if you cancel less than 14 days prior to course start date. All other courses unless otherwise specified: Payment is due at the time of registration.  If you must cancel, please allow 72-hour notice.  Course fees will be refunded minus 10% admin fee.  There are no refunds issued if you cancel less than 72 hours prior to the course. 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

PO Box 168 Palmer AK United States 99645 PO Box 168, Palmer, AK 99645, USA