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)
- avalanche probe
- avalanche transceiver
- crevasse rescue equipment