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GLACIER SKI MOUNTAINEERING COURSE

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

Custom dates are available for private groups and individuals.

 

COST

$1300

 

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