Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #7 - Crevasse Rescue Evaluation

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #7 - Crevasse Rescue Evaluation - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Basic Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Evaluation

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 activity.
  • Wed, May 13, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate

Meet at 6:30PM at Kite Hill in Magnuson Park. This field trip runs until 9:30PM.

This is the sign-up for the Basic Field Trip #5 - Crevasse Rescue Evaluation. You will asked to demonstrate your response 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.


students will earn:


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

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
  • 1 large, locking pear-shaped carabiner ("HMS" or "Pearabiner")
  • Ice axe
  • Rescue pulley
  • 6 non-locking carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 3 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 the ground
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