Crevasse Rescue Refresher

Per Person: $159

Private (up to 8 People): $849

Brush up on your Crevasse Rescue skills.

Location: Squamish or Whistler

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel Course

Fitness Level: Good 

Practice your crevasse rescue skills with our Crevasse Rescue Refresher course. This one day course reviews the rope skills you previously learned in the full 2 day Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel course. Regular practice of these skills is the best way to ensure you are confident of your technique when you need it most

Our carefully designed curriculums have been crafted into a number of programs designed to help every level of student reach their full potential. 

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  • Choose the best date for you using our booking system. Select your preferred course date.
  • Course Location: This course is a dry-land rope practice day held in the valley of Whistler or Squamish. 

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Book a Private Course to work around your plans & location preferences.

How to book: Enter the start date of your course then let us know your preferred location under billing information at checkout.

COURSE INFORMATION

This crevasse rescue refresher course features our own efficient, effective, light and fast crevasse rescue system. This course is intended only as a refresher for students who have already completed the full 2 day course and wish to review and practice their skills.

An important point that differentiates our course from others is the un-roped victim course component. This includes rappelling and ascending into and out of a crevasse to perform rescue of an un-roped victim – an essential skill considering over 85% of glacier skiing is performed un-roped.

Practice the following knots before the course: Figure 8 on a Bight; Clove-Hitch; Munter-Hitch; Girth-Hitch; Auto-Block; and Munter-Mule.

Squamish Based:

Meet at 8:15am at the Squamish Adventure Centre. The guide will have everyone sign a waiver and give a brief safety briefing along with discussing the day's objectives. This day will take place in the valley, and the guide will take you to an appropriate location to practice.

Whistler Based:

Meet at 8:15am at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. The guide will have everyone sign a waiver and give a brief safety briefing along with discussing the day's objectives. This day will take place in the valley, and the guide will take you to an appropriate location to practice.

The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a short debrief of the day

Rentals/Purchase:

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If you require rentals or need to purchase equipment, we have teamed up with the experts at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. Follow the link HERE to purchase or rent gear for this course!



Crevasse Rescue Kit:
  • Harness
  • 1 Auto-block device (Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide)
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • 1 x 120cm sling
  • 2 x 5m 7mm prussik
  • 1 x 1.5m 7mm prussik

The course will be conducted entirely outdoors so be prepared for cold, snow, and rain. It is essential that you bring enough clothing to be prepared for any weather conditions. Dress according to the forecast for the course day and pack layers for varying conditions.

You may also want to bring a Rite-in-the-Rain notebook and pencil to make notes.

We have rental crevasse rescue kits available if needed, but we highly recommend using your own gear so you can get comfortable with it.

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