Glacier Ski Mountaineering Course

Mt. Baker, WA

 

Learn technical skills for ski mountaineering on Mt. Baker.

This four day course takes place on Mt. Baker and focuses on technical skills and decision-making for skiing in high alpine, glaciated environments.

 

One of the core questions this course will focus on is when to use the rope, a question that is less obvious when skis are involved.

In the process we'll attempt a ski ascent of Mt. Baker, putting it all together for a descent from the summit.

SKILLS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • EQUIPMENT SELECTION

  • CAMP CRAFT

  • NAVIGATION

  • KNOTS/HITCHES

  • BELAYING/RAPPELING

  • RIGGING for GLACIER TRAVEL

  • ROPED TRAVEL/MANAGEMENT

  • SKI ANCHORS

  • CATCHING a CREVASSE FALL on SKIS

  • CREVASSE RESCUE SYSTEMS

LOCATION

Mt. Baker, WA

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 — Meet in Glacier, WA, gear check, packing, approach camp. Camp construction, knots/hitches

Day 2 — Rigging for glacier travel, rope management, ski anchors, ski tour

Day 3 — Summit ski ascent, crevasse rescue

Day 4 — Navigation, pack up camp, descend to trailhead

 

PRE-TRIP INFO

 

COST INCLUDES

  • 4 days of guiding and instruction

  • Group gear: tents, stoves, fuel, ropes, etc.

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal equipment and food

 

DATES

May 27-30, 2021

Custom dates are available for private groups and individuals.

 

COST

$1300

 

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