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Climbing Course

Intermediate Glacier Travel

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

Info
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

REGISTRATION TIME FRAMES

Application Submissions: November 13 - November 20, 2020

Application Results Published: Dec 4, 2020

Cancellation: Refund minus $10 by January 25, 2021

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
IGT - Kick off
Online Classroom
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
Registration opens Nov 6; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
1 instructor
IGT - Skills
Cougar Mountain Crag
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration opens Nov 6; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
4 instructors
IGT - Field Trip
Mount Baker Recreation Area: Easton Glacier
Sat, May 15, 2021 -
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration opens Nov 6; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
5 instructors
Glacier Rope Leadership
Online Classroom
Wed, Jun 2, 2021
Registration opens Nov 6
7 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

Please do not purchase equipment until after the first lecture

Required

  • 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

Recommended

  • 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.