Basic Glacier Travel Course - Seattle - 2019

Climbing Course

Basic Glacier Travel Course

Learn glacier skills which will allow you to be a member of a rope team on a Basic Glacier climb

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.

Questions? Just email: glacier.climbing.seattle@gmail.com
Application: Unfortunately the course is full and signup has closed for this year. Please apply for the 2020 course beginning summer of 2019.
Course description: This course is the glacier component of the Basic Alpine Climbing Course. You'll learn to travel safely on glaciers while roped up, and you'll learn technical skills such as crevasse rescue and rappelling. In addition to the lectures and field trips listed below, there are a couple field trips you'll do with your SIG (Small Instructional Group) out in the mountains on snow and ice. Students and graduates of this course are able to sign up for Basic Glacier climbs just like graduates of the Basic Alpine Climbing Course.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Basic Glacier Travel - Field Trip Snow 1 (snow anchors, crevasse rescue anchor only, snow skills)
Alpental Backcountry
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
Registration closed Mar 11
23 participants
6 instructors
Alpental Backcountry
Sun, Mar 22, 2020
Registration closed Mar 11
23 participants
6 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel - Knot Practice (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
Registration closed Mar 17
5 participants
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Registration closed Mar 23
5 participants
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Registration closed Mar 25
5 participants
Basic Glacier Travel - Workshop #2 (2:1, pickets, crampons)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Mar 28, 2020
Registration closed Mar 25
8 participants
7 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 4, 2020
Registration closed Mar 25
10 participants
6 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel - Field Trip Snow 2 Overnight (snow camping, alpine start, 2:1)
Stevens Pass Backcountry
Sat, Apr 11, 2020 -
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
Registration closed Apr 7
9 participants
2 instructors
Stevens Pass Backcountry
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 -
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Registration closed Apr 7
11 participants
2 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel - Workshop #3 (prusiking, rappelling part 1)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
Registration closed Apr 22
9 participants
7 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration closed Apr 22
15 participants
6 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel - Workshop #4 (2:1 eval, 3:1, rappelling part 2)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 23, 2020
Registration closed May 20
29 participants
13 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, May 31, 2020
Registration closed May 20
27 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Climbing Graduation Ceremony - Save the Date (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Registration closed Oct 22
48 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

TBD