Intermediate Glacier Climbing Lecture

Lecture: Intermediate Glacier Climbing

Intermediate Glacier Climbing Lecture - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

IGC course lecture #1

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

6:30pm.  Seattle Mountaineers Clubhouse.


  • Explain purpose of the course: To extend the climbing season condition dependent.  To plan and execute an intermediate glacier climb.
  • Cover recommended reading
  • Cover required equipment
  • Introduce the instructors

Risk Management Discussion

  • AIRIE Framework
  • Roped vs unroped travel
  • Preplanning
  • Continual evaluation


  • Selecting a qualified team
  • Team dynamics 

TRIP PLanning Tools 

  • Weather
  • Route Beta
  • Maps

Trip Planning 

  • Emergency plan
  • Trip Plan Form


IGC course lecture.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


Trip Reports