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Crevasse Rescue Refresher

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Crevasse Rescue Refresher

BRUSH UP ON YOUR CREVASSE RESCUE SKILLS.

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Join one of our Professionally Certified ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) guides and let them share their passion for this sport. 

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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

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Course information...

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.

The important details:

Season: All Season

Duration: 1 Day (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Location: Squamish/Whistler

Max Ratio: 8 Clients to 1 Guide

Prerequisites: Previous Crevasse Rescue Course 

Price: $159/per person | $849/private (up to 8ppl)

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