Glacier Safety and Rescue Course: This intensive seminar will introduce climbers to the techniques required for safe glacier travel and rescue. Techniques needed for climbing the Northwest Volcanoes such as Mt. Rainier as well as Mt . McKinley. 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.
- Guide to client ratio: 1:4
- Experience level: hiking and backpacking experience and good physical condition required, basic rock or rope skills recommended
- Additional dates maybe available by arrangement with 3 or more.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Professional instruction/guide(s)
- Breakfast and dinner
- Group camping equipment
- Group technical equipment
- Permits and permit fees.
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Our company is co-owned and co-directed by Tim Keating, CEO and one of the original co-founders of the company. Along with Dave Cressman, our 10 year Shasta operations manager, now President of the company. Established in 1981, we are one of only 3 guide services to operate on Mt. Shasta and one of 8 guides’ services...
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