Basic Glacier Travel Course - Seattle - 2021

Climbing Course

Basic Glacier Travel Course

THIS COURSE IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. 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

Prerequisite: Being a Scrambling Course graduate (with a badge in your profile) is a prerequisite for this course. If you don't have that badge because you still need to complete First Aid or another piece of the Scrambling Course then you'll be considered if there's still space remaining. If you haven't taken the Scrambling Course but have significant scrambling experience outside of the Mountaineers then you'll be considered if there's still space remaining. Another method to obtain a Scrambling Course graduate badge is to apply for Scrambling Course Equivalency, contact your branch's Scrambling Committee for more information about equivalency.
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, per Covid Restrictions there are a couple field trips you'll do with a pod, or small 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. Due to Covid limitations, the course will be taught in a hybrid platform this year, with e-learning lectures and safely distanced small pod workshops and field trips.

Application process: Everyone needs to fill out an application and have it approved before being accepted into the Glacier Course. Just click the "Apply" button on this page to fill out the application. After your application has been reviewed you'll be notified via email, and then you'll be able to sign up and pay for the course. 

♦ 1st Round: All applications received between Nov 1st and Dec 20th will be reviewed at the same time at the end of December. The order which applications are received does not matter. Students who requested credit from last year's cancelled course will be enrolled first, if they still wish to proceed.
♦ 2nd Round: If there's still space in the course then applications received on or after Dec 25 will be reviewed in order received.

Application: Apply

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Roster
Required Equipment

TBD