Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue


Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue

Represents experience in winter mountaineering and advanced crevasse rescue skills.

The holder of this badge has participated in an advanced crevasse rescue and winter mountaineering trip and has learned the following skills, as witnessed by a Mountaineers leader or designee.

  • Assessing route, conditions and terrain quality (including avalanche conditions)
  • Safe travel in winter conditions including emergency situations
  • Building a variety of snow anchors including but limited to the use of pickets, flukes, bollards, improvised deadman style anchors
  • Building and converting multiple hauling systems for crevasse rescue including but not limited to 3:1 z pulley, drop c-pulley and 6:1 haul systems.

How to get:

This badge is awarded for graduates of an Intermediate Glacier Travel course.