Intermediate Glacier Travel - Seattle - 2022

Climbing Course

Intermediate Glacier Travel

Looking to be a glacier rope lead? Want to take your basic crevasse rescue skills and apply them to more scenarios? Sign up for the intermediate glacier travel course!

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.

Learn skills to travel over steep snow and glaciers efficiently and with confidence.

This course is the pre-requisite course to becoming a rope leader on glacier climbs for The Mountaineers. Students must be basic alpine climbing course graduates or basic glacier graduates to take this course.

CURRICULUM

  • Winter Mountaineering: emergency shelters, snow anchors, belaying, steep snow
  • Advanced Crevasse Rescue: 3:1 Z-Pulley, 2:1 to 6:1 conversion
  • Summer Glacier Travel: anchors and belaying in firm snow/ice, glacier navigation and terrain selection, trip planing 
  • Leadership: leading a rope team on a basic climb, techniques for rope management and moving efficiently, working with basic students 

PREREQUISITES 

  • Basic Alpine Climbing or Basic Glacier Travel Course graduate 
  • 2+ Basic Glacier Climbs
  • AIARE Level 1 (must be completed prior to Winter Mountaineering Field Trip. Not required to be completed at time of application) 

PREREQUISITES 

  • Please fill out the short application form by January 1, 2022
  • Students will be notified of acceptance by January 15, 2022

 This module is one of the 6 Intermediate course modules. To learn more about the intermediate program visit the Seattle Intermediate webpage. An intermediate info session is planned for Nov 9 if you have further questions.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Kickoff
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Feb 22, 2022
Registration opens Dec 1; Instructor registration open now
25 participants
3 instructors
Winter Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip
Austin Pass (winter)
Sun, Mar 6, 2022
Registration closes Mar 4
8 participants
0 instructors
Austin Pass (winter)
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
Registration closes Mar 4
8 participants
1 instructor
Technical Skills Practice 1
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 23, 2022
Registration closes Mar 21
8 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
Registration closes Mar 21
8 participants
2 instructors
Group Glacier Travel and Technical Practice 2
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Apr 13, 2022
Registration closes Apr 11
16 participants
5 instructors
Instruct at Basic Snow Field Trip
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, Apr 30, 2022
Registration closes Apr 28
6 participants
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sun, May 1, 2022
Registration closes Apr 28
6 participants
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, May 7, 2022
Registration closes Apr 28
6 participants
Spring Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip
Paradise
Sun, May 15, 2022
Registration closes May 13
8 participants
2 instructors
Paradise
Sat, May 21, 2022
Registration closes May 19
8 participants
2 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Harness, a couple single slings, a couple double slings, a cordellete, an ice axe, crampons, prussik cord/loop, a couple locking carabiners, belay device (petzl reverso or black diamond guide).

Course leader will email more detailed equipment list to accepted applicants. 

Course Materials
Name/Description
2018 Intermediate Alpine Climbing Handbook

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

Intermediate Glacier Travel - Handbook

IGT Map & Compass Review