Intermediate Glacier Travel - Seattle - 2018

Climbing Course

Intermediate Glacier Travel

The Intermediate Glacier Travel course teaches both the technical and non-technical skills needed to comfortably plan and lead a basic glacier climb.

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The Intermediate Glacier Travel course teaches both the technical and non-technical skills needed to comfortably plan and lead a basic glacier climb.

Through evening sessions at the program center and days in the field, students will practice good climbing technique, perfect self and team arrests, learn to place protection in snow and ice, manage moderately-steep snow slopes (up 55 deg), build and equalize anchors, construct advanced haul systems for crevasse rescue, set up group camps, and more!  Lectures will also cover basic expedition planning, including route selection, in-the-field evaluation, a navigation refresher, and how to write a practical trip plan.

The course is composed of a total of 5 sessions: 3 evening sessions at the Program Center and 2 field days.  Attendance at all 5 sessions is required to complete this course, and each session will be offered multiple times.  See the course requirements tab below for the exact offerings.

All students are required to have successfully completed a Level 1 AIARE course prior to attending the in-the-field days.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip
Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 -
Sun, Jan 27, 2019
Registration closed Jan 24
2 participants
2 instructors
Source Lake
Sat, Mar 23, 2019 -
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
Registration closed Feb 7
1 participant
1 instructor
Roster
Required Equipment

Same equipment needed for glacier climbs in the Basic Alpine Climbing Course (see the gear matrix here), plus:

  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Probe
  • Snow shovel
  • Guide-style belay device
  • Snow picket
Course Materials
Name/Description Type
2018 Intermediate Alpine Climbing Handbook

Info about prerequisites for modules and club climbs, graduation requirements, course tracking and more.

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Intermediate Glacier Travel - Handbook

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IGT Map & Compass Review

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