This eight-hour course is designed for those with previous glacier travel experience and crevasse rescue training who need to review and update their skills. The course is held in a classroom or park rather than on a glacier to maximize learning time. Students are encouraged to bring recording devices such as digital cameras and cell phones that can be used to document the material for later review and practice. Students are expected to be proficient in the following skills: Self arrest with and without an ice axe, roping-up for glacier travel, placing snow and ice protection, equalizing anchors, and knots and hitches used in crevasse rescue. Students who do not yet have the requisite skills and experience should consider taking our Crevasse Rescue Course or our Mountaineering Skills Course. Students looking for advanced skills such as rescuing climbers with large packs and sleds, rescuing a middle climber who has fallen into a crevasse, building load-releasable systems, and increasing mechanical advantage should look at our Advanced Crevasse Rescue Course.
- Rope Management
- Considerations for Glacier Travel Rigs
- Equalizing snow anchors
- Self-rescue systems
- Transferring the load of a fallen climber to the anchor
- Setting-up a 3:1 haul system
- Problem solving at the crevasse lip
PassportNot Required for Americans
Minimum Age13 years old
ActivityCrevasse Rescue/Glacier Mountaineering
- Group climbing equipment
- Guide Services
- Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear
- Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills
- Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees)
- Gratuities for Guides
Course logistics and a packing list will be provided to students after booking
If you are interested in doing any climbing or hiking but need a guide , I highly recommend Miyar Adventures...Sandeep is a wonderful person and you will actually learn (and practice ) climbing and crevasse rescue techniques in addition to the trip/climb ...it is definitely beyond a just a "get you to the summit" experience. He genuinely cares and brings in other excellent guides for bigger groups. My husband and I recently successfully made it to the summit of Mount Baker with Sandeep, two other guides and a group of friends and we had a fantastic experience. He and the guides he works with are very knowledgeable so I had confidence in their abilities to lead us but they are also very friendly and fun so that overall trip was enjoyable. I will definitely climb with Miyar Adventures again!
What an awesome experience to go on climbing Mt. Rainier with Miyar Adventures. Sandeep and his team of guides ( Kirk, Alexis, Joe, Ben, Chris, Jasmin ) did an awesome job to lead the multiple rope teams trough snow skill preparations and guiding through safely on glacier journey. The amount of efforts put into multi-month preparation, pre-trip meetings, accessibility to gears for rent and attention to details with food/weight/personal gears were all instrumental in almost all of us (in a group of 24) able to summit Mt. Rainier and have wonderful memories. We knew we were in best company and safe hands with prior experience with Miyar Adventures led climb to Mt. Baker and few other preparation trips. And guides calibrated their approach from novice climbers to experienced climbers to push enough to have an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend to go with Miyar Adventures on amazing trips they have lined up around the Puget Sound Area and internationally.
Sandeep is possibly the best person (Miyar and guides) in the business to take you on the mountains. Anyone who has trained with him to summit Rainier over the years can tell you how much he cares about his peeps. Talk to him and he can always find a way to make it happen. I have been trying to climb Rainier for few years with personal constraints (need to be always available, can return anytime, 24*7 sat phone access etc) and many times I had to return mid climb from big ones like Baker and Rainier. It was really easy to talk to the guides about this situation. I never once felt unsafe on the mountains. This is a big deal given how much we learnt when it comes to snow skills and glacier training. Be safe and go with Miyar!