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Glacier Skiing/Snowboarding and Crevasse Rescue - Foothills

04/22/14 (Tue) - 05/20/14 (Tue)

Course
Foothills Skiing/Snowboarding


Richard Karstens

6:30 PM

Seattle Mountaineers' Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle


Member: $175.00 / Non Member: $275.00
Cancellation and Refund Policy


For those with competent backcountry skiing or snowboarding skills who desire to safely travel on glaciers and to perform crevasse rescues. You must be able to ski or board the equivalent of an ungroomed single black diamond slope with a weighted day pack whose weight is the equivalent of a glacier rope and crevasse rescue gear. This course includes work shops, optional practices and an overnight field trip at Mt. Rainier where the students will practice roped travel and crevasse rescues. Completion of this course prepares you to ski or snowboard on Mountaineer trips rated M1G, M2G and M3G. The course provides instruction on: route finding, traveling and camping on glaciers, belaying, prusiking, and crevasse rescue systems.

The required equipment includes
  • metal edge skis and climbing skins or snowboard with an uphill climbing system (skins, approach skis or snowshoes)
  • shovel
  • avalanche probe
  • avalanche transceiver
  • crevasse rescue equipment

To participate in the course,

  • Have either graduated or obtained equivalency for the Basic Avalanche course. Request equivalency by sending your avalanche course certificate and Mountaineers number or user id to avy@foothillswinter.org.
  • At least one week prior to the first course workshop, complete and send the course pre-work described in the Course Handbook to the course leader (see instructions below for access the course material).
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This is no longer open for registration

6 on the wait list

Registration closed on Tue, Apr 15 at 5:00 PM

Trip Data
M1 Mountain 1 Ski
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