Basic Glacier Travel Course - Seattle - 2018

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

THE 2018 COURSE IS FULL
APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

Questions? Just email: glacier.climbing.seattle@gmail.com
Application: Fill one out now, see below for more info.
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, 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.
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.
♦ 2nd Round: If there's still space in the course then applications received on or after Dec 21st will be reviewed in the order received, please allow a couple weeks for the review process.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Seattle Climbing Graduation Ceremony - Save the date (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Nov 9, 2018
Registration closed Aug 1
0 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Basic Glacier Travel Lecture #1 - Meet and Greet, Gear
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
50 participants
18 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel Lecture #2 - Snow Travel, Avalanche Skills
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
50 participants
13 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel Lecture #3 - Glacier Travel
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Apr 9, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
50 participants
10 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip - Pickets, End-coils, Crampons, Prusiking
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
50 participants
12 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip - Rappels Part 1
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 14, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
25 participants
5 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 21, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
25 participants
5 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip - Rappels Part 2
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 29, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
25 participants
11 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 4, 2019
Registration opens Nov 1; Instructor registration open now
25 participants
11 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

TBD