Learn how to navigate crevasses while travelling across some of the biggest glaciers in Rogers Pass!
Location - Revelstoke and Rogers Pass
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.
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
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.
- 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.
Dates and Price
November 30th to December 2nd 2021 3 days 6:1 ratio $495 + 5% GST
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- 3 days of guiding/instruction at 6:1 ratio
- Travel to and from Revelstoke to Rogers Pass
- Personal glacier travel equipment
- National Park Pass
- Annual Winter Permit
- Accommodation in Revelstoke
- Lift pass for RMR if required
- Transceiver (3-antenna)
- Ski touring skis or splitboard
- Personal repair kit specific to your equipment
- Ski touring boots/snowboarding boots
- Ski poles
- Personal first aid supplies
- 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