Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Demo & Practice

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Demo & Practice - Magnuson Park

Basic Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Demo

  • Wed, Apr 13, 2022
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Challenging

6pm Kite Hill, Magnuson park.

Parking ot E4

This is the sign-up for the Basic Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Demo. We will demonstrate one of the responses to a rope-mate who has fallen into a crevasse. Including:

1) Hold the fall and anchor the rope, including back-up to friction hitch or rope grab.

2) Safely approach the crevasse, and communicate with fallen climber.

3) Make a plan, including how to quickly assist a fallen climber who does not respond and may require emergency first aid.
4) Raising systems, including rope entrenchment considerations. Demonstrate a drop loop 2:1 raising system.

Magnuson Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Equipment:     Be sure to bring all the gear listed below. Mark your equipment so that you will be able to identify it when it gets mixed in with other gear.

    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • Ice axe
    • Rescue pulley
    • 6 non-locking carabiners
    • 2 locking carabiners + 1x large HMS carabiner
    • 2 single and 2 double runners
    • Prusik loops (two piece set)
    • Hero loop
    • Chest harness (made of tied webbing to adjust fit)
    • Backpack
    • Mountaineering  boots 
    • Clothing suitable for being outside for several hours and lying on possibly moist ground
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