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


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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
Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip - Rappels Part 1
Seattle Program Center
Tue, May 21, 2019
Registration closed May 19
0 participants
0 instructors
Basic Glacier Travel Field Trip - Rappels Part 2
Seattle Program Center
Wed, May 29, 2019
Registration closes May 27
0 participants
3 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Jun 4, 2019
Registration closes Jun 2
2 participants
1 instructor
Basic Glacier Travel - SIG In-Town Practice (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration closes May 31
7 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 5, 2019
Registration closes Jun 3
6 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Registration closes Jun 12
10 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Climbing Graduation Ceremony - Save the Date (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Registration closed Feb 25
25 participants
Required Equipment