Crevasse Rescue

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

Overview:

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

Prerequisites:

Technical climbing experience

Time:

8:00am-4:00pm

Duration:

8 hours

Maximum Ratio:

6:1

Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:

Includes:

  • Trained and/or certified guide
  • Group climbing gear
    • Technical hardware - climbing protection, carabiners,etc
    • Ropes
    • Technical softgoods - slings, cordellette, etc
  • Personal climbing gear
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Boots
    • Rock shoes
    • Crampons
    • Ice Ax
    • Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe

Excludes:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Clothing, backpack and non-technical personal items
  • Park Entrance Fees (where applicable)
  • Rescue Insurance
  • Trip Insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Expenses due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Colorado Mountain School

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Park
Estes Park, CO 80517

Lodging:

Colorado Mountain School offers a 16 bunk lodge that is conveniently located upstairs from our office and classroom in downtown Estes Park.  The lodge features a full kitchen, WiFi, a lounge and hot showers. Reserve a bed now for just $40 per night (plus tax).

Notes:

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