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Climbing Course

Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue

Students will learn how to plan a trip and the skills necessary in solo crevasse rescue

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

THIS COURSE MUST BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH small party rescue. When applying, you may only apply for Leading on TRAD or intermediate glacier travel


Applications for Foothills Intermediate is now closed. All spots and waitlisted positions will be given to those that have applied

Application Submissions: November 13 - November 20, 2020

Application Results Published: Dec 4, 2020

Cancellation: Refund minus $10 by January 25, 2021


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

Course Schedule

  • Course Kickoff - April 21st
  • IGT Skills - April 24th
  • IGT Overnight Skills Trip - May 15th
  • IGT Experience Trip - TBD by students
Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Please do not purchase equipment until after the first lecture


  • 2 pickets with runner or cable
  • 2 single runners
  • 2 double runners
  • 25' of 6mm nylon cordalette
  • Guide style belay device
  • Rescue pulley
  • Hero Loop


  • 2nd 25' 6mm nylon cordalette (5.5 spectra, 7mm nylon acceptable)
  • Climbing Rope (rated for half or twin)
  • Microtraxion or equivalent
  • Ice Screw, 17cm
  • Ice Axe with hammer head
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.