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.
Mt. Baker, WA
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
4 days of guiding and instruction
Group gear: tents, stoves, fuel, ropes, etc.
Personal equipment and food
SKILLS COVERED INCLUDE:
RIGGING for GLACIER TRAVEL
CATCHING a CREVASSE FALL on SKIS
CREVASSE RESCUE SYSTEMS