Basic Glacier Travel Course - Seattle - 2024

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. PLEASE EMAIL QUTESIONS TO :


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Please do not register for this course as a student unless you were given explicit permission to do so!!

Applications: Everyone needs to fill out an application and have it approved before being accepted into the Basic Glacier Course. Just click the "Apply" button on this page to fill out the application. After your application has been reviewed, if  you are accepted 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 Dec 1st and Dec 15th will be reviewed at the same time in the middle of December. The order which applications are received does not matter.

♦ 2nd Round: If there's still space in the course then applications received on or after Dec 22nd will be reviewed in the order received, please allow a couple weeks for the review process.

Prerequisite: Strong preference will be given to Scrambling Course graduates or equivalent (with a badge in your profile). 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. 

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 weekday field trips held at the program center, there will be a weekend field trip  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

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment