Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel, 2-day
This segment adds glacier travel techniques to your skill set and alpine training. This course offers comprehensive hands-on rigging for roped glaciated terrain, and crevasse rescue skills in preparation for glaciated peaks such as Mount Rainier and beyond. These two days offers the time needed to not just scrape the surface but to better understand the fundamental systems of glacier rigging and rescue.
Skills taught but not limited to:
- Route selection
- Rigging for glacier travel
- Knot craft and rope management
- Snow anchors
- Belay techniques, and fixed lines
- Rappelling considerations and rope ascent
- 3:1 z-pulley, direct haul systems
- Moat and bergschrund navigation
- Other fundamentals
Previous snow climbing experience or Snow Climbing Introduction Course.
Stiff mountaineering boots, winter clothing and headwear are required. Crampons, ice axe, harness and helmets are supplied. We do rent double plastic boots. Email us for gear list and any other inquires.
Call for larger group pricing. 719.368.9524
2020 Public Course Dates:
- April 18-19
See our Calendar for public course dates.
Public Course Pricing
- 16 hour public course (2-day)
- Price is per person
- 6:1 max. ratio
- 2:1 min. ratio to run course
*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $10-15/person/day not included.
Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book this course for one or more climbers.
As always, this course can be scheduled any day of the week as private instruction. Private courses for 3 or more climbers qualify for discounted rates.
Private Course Pricing
1 climber, 1 guide
2 climbers, 1 guide
3 climbers, 1 guide
4-6 climbers, 1 guide
- 16 hour private (2-day)
- Prices are per person
- 6:1 max. ratio
*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $10/person/day not included.
Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.
Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer