Get the Skills
This course will focus on avoiding crevasse falls by reading the glacier, rope management and communication. If a crevasse fall does occur, we will practice building anchors, self rescue by prusiking and the haul system.
In Town: We practice glacier travel skills in a snowy park in Anchorage. This maximizes learning, reduces travel time and reduces cost. This is a good option for groups who want to brush up on their glacier travel skills before a trip into the Alaska Range, for example.
Two days: At least one day in the field, on real glaciers.
Part of a full Ski Mountaineering Course.
Trip consulting (optional)
Trip planning (food, Google Earth, Gaia)
Glaciology and glacier hazards
Gear for glacier travel
Knots for glacier travel
Setting up your harness
Rescue coils and Kiwi coils
Self-arresting a fall
Self rescue (prusiking)
Crevasse rescue progression
Drop loop (2:1)
Drop loop + 3:1 = 6:1
1 client: $600 per day
2 clients: $325 per person per day
3 clients: $225 per person per day
4+ clients: $200 per person per day
In partnership with Alaska Guide Collective.
In Town Cost
1 client: $500 per day
2 clients: $250 per person per day
3 clients: $175 per person per day
4+ clients: $150 per person per day
AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Joe Stock. Up to eight clients. A second guide may be added.
Crevasse rescue field cards.
Navigation, first aid and repair kits.
Emergency communication and shelter.