🏔⛑️ Crevasse Rescue Systems for Ski touring and Mountaineering ⛑️🏔 - Saturday, Mar 26, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Exshaw 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 25, 2022 08:00 AM  
Event Duration: 8 hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Greg Bennett

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 9
Minimum Group Size: 6
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Itโ€™s time to expand your possible objectives and tours into glaciated terrain! `Why is this the best course for learning Crevasse Rescue Systems? You get to:

        ๐Ÿ‘   Learn (or relearn) 2 simple haul systems that will open new doors for exploring Canadaโ€™s best tours, traverses and most epic objectives that are ONLY accessed via glaciers.

        ๐Ÿ‘   Practice simulated 3 person scenarios with real weight.

        ๐Ÿ‘   Review specific considerations for the latest small diameter ropes. 

        ๐Ÿ‘   Spend a FULL day with Brent Peters of peakSTRATAGEM, one of Canadaโ€™s top backcountry guides and mentors

โญ  PLUS this course will prepare you for more advanced AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) courses on glacier travel, navigation and ski mountaineering!

This one-day overview will teach you the basics of crevasse rescue systems! It is great for beginners, and for those looking to brush up their Crevasse Rescue system skills. 


Participants will:

  • Be confident tying the following knots & hitches: Figure 8, Rewoven Figure 8, Figure 8 on a Bight, Overhand, Slippery Overhand, Clove, Prusik. (prior practice is suggested)

  • Be comfortable setting-up and using rope systems for glacier travel including taking in coils

  • Be comfortable constructing an IDEAL anchor using removable protection

  • Be comfortable with simple 3 person crevasse rescue

  • Be comfortable with rope ascension

  • Be knowledgeable with small diameter rope considerations


Lucky you! There are no prerequisites for this course.

Don't miss out!

โžŠ  Put your name on the waitlist by signing up for the course at the bottom of the page.  

โž‹  Complete the simple course questionnaire. This will help us get to know you before the course.

โžŒ  I will move you from the waitlist to the attendees list.

โž Once you have been moved to the attendees list, use the Paypal button in this page to pay.

Required Items to Bring:

Warm clothes and Gloves




Crevasse Rescue Gear

Alpine or Climbing Harness


Assisted Braking Belay Device (BD ATC, Petzl Reverso)

Auto Locking Carabiner w/Captive Eye (BD Magnetron Gridlock or Grivel Clepsydra S)

Anchor Sling (BD 10mm Dynex 120cm)

2 Non-Locking Carabiners (Petzl Ange S)

2 Locking Carabiners (Petzl Attache 3D)

2x 7m x10kN accessory cord

1x 2m x10 kN accessory cord

Sterling Hollowblock

If you do not have these items, please reach out to the trip coordinator.

Shared and advanced crevasse rescue gear (like ropes, pulleys, ascenders) will be supplied by the guide.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $95.00 CAD
  • Member $95.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non- recoverable costs).
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 08:00 AM.