Tacoma Basic FT 4 - Glacier III

Field trip: Basic Climbing Course

Tacoma Basic FT 4 - Glacier III - Paradise

Tacoma Basic FT 4 - Practice: Snow Anchors, Crevasse Rescue, Ice Axe Arrest

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

This field trip will be held at Paradise. Your field trip leader will update with meeting time and location.

Tacoma Basic Climbing Field Trip 4

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:

  1. Describe and demonstrate a safe ice axe arrest in multiple orientations (head up-slope and down, on stomach and on back, with and without pack) with some prompting from an instructor.
  2. Describe and efficiently demonstrate a crevasse rescue using 2:1 drop loop system as middle and end climber, with some prompting from an instructor.

Rough Agenda:
Introductions (10-30 minutes—until the gate opens)
Hike into practice area (30 minutes)
Demonstrate and practice ice axe arrest (150 minutes)
Crevasse rescue (120 minutes)
Hike out to cars (30 minutes)
Debrief (10 minutes)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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