Learn how to navigate crevasses while travelling across some of the biggest glaciers in Rogers Pass!

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Location - Revelstoke and Rogers Pass

Itinerary

Day 1 - Glacier theory (Zoom) starting at 9am, followed by rope-work outside in Revelstoke. Finished between 4-5pm.

Day 2 - Snow anchors and crevasse rescue practice.

Day 3 - Travel on a glacier for REAL !!

Please note: If the avalanche and weather conditions are not suitable for the above itinerary, we may alter the itinerary or adjust our objectives and location.

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Skills you will learn?

  • How and when to use rope(s)
  • Anticipating crevasses
  • "Reading" glaciers
  • Recognizing crevasses in poor light
  • Travelling on a glacier in a white-out
  • Snow anchors
  • Arresting a crevasse fall
  • Crevasse rescue techniques

Guide/Instructor

This course will be taught by ACMG Ski Guide Madeleine Martin-Preney. Madeleine was part of the first team ever to complete a ski traverse of the Selkirk Mountains (520+km and 43,000+m elevation gain) and has experience travelling on big glaciers in India, The Yukon, The European Alps and many remote parts of Canada.

Prerequisites

  • Strong ski/snowboard skills to manage navigating crevasses and ski outs in Rogers Pass.
  • Ability to climb at least 1500m vertical in a day of ski touring to access glaciated terrain.
  • At least 20 days experience ski touring.
Crevasse rescue

Dates and Price

November 30th to December 2nd 2021            3 days         6:1 ratio            $495 + 5% GST

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Glacier Travel Course



Included

  • 3 days of guiding/instruction at 6:1 ratio
  • Ropes

Excluded

  • Travel to and from Revelstoke to Rogers Pass
  • Food
  • Personal glacier travel equipment
  • National Park Pass
  • Annual Winter Permit
  • Accommodation in Revelstoke
  • Lift pass for RMR if required

Equipment list

  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Transceiver (3-antenna)
  • Ski touring skis or splitboard
  • Skins
  • Personal repair kit specific to your equipment
  • Ski touring boots/snowboarding boots
  • Ski poles
  • Headlamp
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal first aid supplies
  • Toque
  • Minimum 1L water bottle or Thermos
  • Gore-tex (or equivalent) jacket
  • Gore-tex (or equivalent) pants
  • Puffy jacket
  • Warm layers for upper and lower body adequate for below freezing temperatures and wind
  • Thick gloves
  • Spare gloves
  • Lightweight harness (if possible otherwise climbing harness will work)
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • 240cm sewn sling (or 5m of webbing)
  • 5m x 6mm accessory cord
  • Personal prussik
  • Micro-traxion (optional)
  • Tibloc (optional)
  • Ice screw (between 12-22cm)
  • 40L backpack