Climb a Mountain
This 3 day crevasse rescue course is catered to beginner Alpine Climbers. With 3 days we focus on providing a hands on approach to learning and at a 4:1 ratio max we keep the quality of learning and safety high. You will have a chance to get up into the Alpine, learn about safe glacier travel techniques, learn crevasse rescue techniques, and then apply these skills on a Summit attempt. 2 nights camping in the Alpine gives participants the full experience of Alpine Climbing and lots of time with your guide to ask questions. This is not just a course, it is a three day Alpine adventure.
Day 1 - Hike into the Alpine and establish camp. Learn ice axe and crampon use, snow/ice anchor construction, crevasse rescue, ice/snow climbing techniques, self arrest and glissading .
Day 2 - Attempt a summit involving glacier travel and snow/rock climbing. Discuss mountain hazards and what goes into good decision making in the mountains.
Day 3 - Review techniques and systems learnt. Break camp and hike out.
Technical climbing equipment (eg. harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, rock shoes, carabiners, ropes, rack, first aid and rescue equipment)
What’s not Included:
Transport to or accommodation in Squamish BC, for information about arranging transport/accoms click here.
Personal mountain equipment (eg. mountain boots, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, tent, headlamp, clothing etc.)
Food and fuel
Transport Squamish to the alpine, participants typically carpool and split gas
Any hut fees or camping fees depending on location, typically courses are run in areas where camping is free