Dates and Prices
$325 Canadian includes instruction, climbing gym fees, and use of technical gear.
Not included: Canmore accommodation, meals, gratuities and 5% GST.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
Participants need to be already familiar with basic crevasse rescue techniques (can already tie a prussic and other knots, familiar with general anchor building principles). This is great re-training before the season starts and keeps your skills current.
Crevasse rescue is an essential skill that needs constant upgrading to ensure you deal with a crevasse emergency in the fastest and most efficient manner. It is not a skill you learn once and only test when there is an emergency. This course will keep your skills current on preferred practices and techniques. There is a distinct educational difference for crevasse rescue for ski mountaineering versus summer mountaineering.
We are offering two types of crevasse rescue courses this year. The first is "Crevasse Rescue for Ski Mountaineers" featured below and will be held at the beginning of March just as the traditional ski mountaineering season gets going. The second, "Advanced Crevasse Rescue" will be held in May and June and includes a refresher plus training in 2-man crevasse rescue. Please note that these are not beginner programs. Most people who take these course have already taken an introductory mountaineering or ski mountaineering course and want to keep their skills current.