Intermediate Glacier Climbing - Everett 2019

Climbing Course

Intermediate Glacier Climbing

2019 Intermediate Glacier Climbing - Everett

OVERVIEW:

The Intermediate Glacier Climbing module will introduce you to steeper snow and glacier routes, and provide the skills for planning and executing an intermediate-level glacier climb.  The course covers the basics of small party (two-person rope team) self-rescue on glacier climbs.

The Intermediate Glacier Course is targeted at basic grads and is designed to follow on from the foundation set in the Basic Climbing Course. It will cover the next steps in building your skills to lead, plan and practice safe climbing and descending glacier routes in the Cascades. 

This course will give you the skills and confidence to plan and lead your own glacier climbs.  The first field trip is typically on Mt Baker where students practice skills on snow slopes and 2-person crevasse rescue. The experience climb is an overnight climb of a Cascade glacier route, where participants organize, plan and run the complete climb, under supervision of a climb leader. 

SCHEDULE:

See listings for the lecture and practical session at the clubhouse.

Experience Climb                TBD                                     TBD (student-planned climb).

Date and climb selected by students during course lectures.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Basic graduation status
  • Basic instructor status
  • Current Mountaineering First Aid

Priority is first given to Everett intermediate students. 

APPLICATION FORM:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mBxp476U86Hk-aO1LRa5AnAMo3kgnh1Tkd3FAnfRuo8

 

Application cut-off date is February 8th.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Roster
Required Equipment
  • Standard glacier travel gear
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Overnight snow camping gear

    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

    If you have the optional equipment bring it to the field trip, but its not required to purchase.
     
  • Technical Ice Axe (not an ice climbing ice tool) a 2nd ice axe such as a Black Diamond Venom or a lightweight Camp for use when climbing steeper snow with 2 axes.
  • 1 or 2 Ice screws (at least one 22 cm for making v-threads). 
Course Materials

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