Seattle MAC - Crevasse Rescue Workshop

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Crevasse Rescue Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Skill building day at the Program Center to learn crevasse rescue techniques including the "drop-C" or 2:1 raising system and situational awareness for emergencies. This workshop has prerequisites, see leader's notes for details. Full day, 9am-3pm

  • Casual

Basement at 9am

Mountaineers Program Center basement, 9am-3pm. Full day session.

Crevasse rescue is a skill you'll hopefully never need to use on a climb, but one you must know in case someone does fall in a crevasse. We will cover the "drop-C" raising system and the other situational awareness components of a rescue including communication, probing, etc.

Prerequisites: Attendance at at least 2 of the glacier skills practice nights. This workshop is required to go on glacier climbs during the summer. 


students will earn:


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • belay device w/ locker
  • PAS w/ locker
  • Prusik cord (autoblock length) w/ locker
  • Texas prusik cords (tied according to instructions on this page) w/
    • one locker for waist prusik
    • optional chest harness webbing w/ non-locker
  • 2-4 non-lockers w/ alpine slings
  • 1-2 extra locking carabiners 
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