Crevasse Rescue

Our Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado based Crevasse Rescue course prepares you for traveling on glaciated terrain. You’ll learn about glacial gear, strategies for climbing as a roped team, and the skills necessary to rescue yourself and your partner(s) from a crevasse.  These skills are essential for those planning to climb on glaciated peaks like Mount Rainier and Denali.

Crevasse Rescue Course with the Colorado Mountain School

Course Details


If you plan to travel in glaciated terrain, then this is the course for you.  We'll touch briefly on anchors, but will focus mostly on learning rope systems so that you can get yourself out of a crevasse or pull someone else out of one.  Our expert guides will teach you such skills as:

  • Know how to read glacial terrain
  • Understand basic systems for rigging rope teams
  • Learn the fundamentals of mechanical advantage and hauling systems
  • Practice multiple rescues
  • Learn to avoid common pitfalls


Technical climbing experience




8 hours

Maximum Ratio:


Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:

Price Includes:

  • Harness, helmet, mountaineering axe, boots, crampons

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Park
Estes Park, CO 80517


With a sixteen-bed lodge available exclusively to Colorado Mountain School students, you can spend your entire weekend in Estes Park without the hassle of commuting. Our lodge is conveniently located in downtown Estes Park with a full kitchen, WiFi and hot showers. Lodging must be book separately for $30/night.  Please call our office for reservations.


All of our courses can be run as private outings.  If you're interested in a course, but it doesn't fit into your schedule, please check out our private guiding options.