Intermediate Glacier/Alpine Module - 2024

Climbing Course

Intermediate Glacier/Alpine Module

Winter mountaineering skills, snow anchors, snow shelters, and more.

Leading glacier and alpine climbs requires some scrambling and minimal rock leading skills. In the past these skills were acquired incidentally during an intermediate course that combined glacier and rock training into a single course. Modularization requires adding a day of scramble/easy rock lead training so that glacier/alpine module graduates can competently lead routes that include sections of 3rd to 4th class rock. 

The glacier/alpine module also includes a weekend of alpine ice training. Although this training is not required to serve as a rope leader on basic glacier and alpine climbs, it may be required on some intermediate alpine and glacier climbs and it is certainly required on all intermediate ice climbs.  

The goals of the glacier/alpine module include developing sufficient skill to serve as a rope leader on Basic glacier climbs and sufficient skill to swing leads on intermediate glacier, mountaineering and ice climbs.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intermediate Glacier Classroom Session 2
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Mar 5, 2024
Registration closes Mar 3
3 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Intermediate Glacier Skills Practice Clinic 2
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Mar 12, 2024
Registration closes Mar 10
3 participants
2 instructors
Intermediate Glacier Field Trip 2
Paradise
Sat, Mar 16, 2024 -
Sun, Mar 17, 2024
Registration closes May 29
3 participants
1 instructor
Intermediate - Managing 3rd and 4th Class Terrain
Tacoma Program Center
Sun, Apr 7, 2024
Registration closes Apr 5
6 participants
2 instructors
Intermediate Alpine Ice - Skills Refresher
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Jul 16, 2024
Registration closes Jul 14
2 participants on waitlist
0 instructors
Intermediate Alpine Ice Classroom Session 1
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Jul 25, 2024
Registration closes Jul 23
4 participants
1 instructor
Intermediate Alpine Ice - Skills Practice Night
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Jul 30, 2024
Registration closes Apr 7
4 participants
0 instructors
Intermediate Alpine Ice Classroom Session 2
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Aug 6, 2024
Registration closes Aug 4
4 participants
0 instructors
Intermediate Alpine Ice - Field Trip 1
Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier
Sat, Aug 10, 2024
Registration closes Aug 8
3 participants
0 instructors
Intermediate Alpine Ice - Skills Practice Night 2
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Aug 13, 2024
Registration closes Aug 11
3 participants
3 instructors
Intermediate Alpine Ice - Field Trip 2
Observation Rock/North Face
Sat, Aug 17, 2024 -
Sun, Aug 18, 2024
Registration closes Aug 4
0 participants
1 instructor
Observation Rock/North Face
Sat, Aug 24, 2024 -
Sun, Aug 25, 2024
Registration closes Aug 22
4 participants
1 instructor
Roster
Required Equipment

Mountaineering Boots

Crampons

Snowshoes

Ice Ax

Harness

Helmet

Pulleys

Assortment or carabiners and slings

Shovel

Picket

Rope

Snow saw (recommended)

Avalanche beacon and probe

10 Essentials

Winter camping gear and clothing

 

 

Course Materials

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