For ten days, participants will be immersed in the field for intense Glacier Travel skill training. We’ll go over all of the necessary equipment for glacier travel and crevasse rescue, as well as a variety of glacier travel tactics, glaciology, and how to do crevasse rescue in a variety of circumstances.
Individuals who want to learn everything at once should take Glacier Travel Training (Alpinism) course.
Glacier Travel Training Course Content
Altitude weather prediction
Mobility across steep terrain
The mountain conditions
Ice Screw Placements
Belaying a Lead Climber
Knots and Hitches
Single and Multi-Point Ice Anchors
Follow a Leader/Remove Screws
Advance Ice Climbing Technique to WI4+
Self and team arrests
Fundamentals of crevasse rescue Z-Pulley
Fundamentals of snow/glacier travel
Roped & un-roped travel
Knots and hitches for beginners
Management of risk for glacier travel
Rope work for glacier exploration
Snow anchor construction and testing in snow and ice
Self-rescue from a crevasse
Mechanical advantage hauling methods (2:1, 3:1, 5:1 and 6:1)
In rescue circumstances, ascending and descending
Confident when negotiating glacier
Mitigate a full-fledged tragedy
Rescue tactics are an excellent addition to your repertoire
Duration: 10 Days
Required: Good physical condition; the ability to trek in snow for several hours with short stops during a 6-hour day while carrying a 15+ Kg pack.
Experience: No prior experience is necessary for Glacier Travel Training (Alpinism).
Age: Minimum age is 16 years, and there is no upper limit.