Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course
Hotlum Glacier, Mt. Shasta, California
3 days / 2 nights / Cost: $750.00
A condensed 3 day version of our 5 Day Ice and Snow Expedition Course with emphasis on the glacier skills needed to climb the Northwest Volcanoes such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood or Mt. Jefferson. From our base camp we will venture to the ice falls and seracs of the lower Hotlum Glacier where we will spend two days teaching roped team travel, team self arrest, crampon technique, technical ice climbing (front pointing); use and placement of anchors in snow and ice (pickets, bollards, flukes, ice screws), crevasse self-rescue, crevasse rescue systems ( ‘C’ and ‘Z’ pulley systems), ascending fixed lines, and glacier route finding. No summit attempt is schedule for this course, just not enough time. Have three days and need the practical training in glacier skills give us a call!
Departure City: Mt. Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 8 clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:4
Experience Level: Backpacking, Mountaineering Experience, with good to excellent physical condition required, Basic rock and or rope skills recommended.