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

Glacier Travel Course
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 in Rogers Pass !!

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.

Glacier Travel Course
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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.


Dates and Price

December 2nd-4th 2022

3 days at 6:1 ratio

$549 + 5% GST


E-Transfer to gearysguiding@gmail.com is the preferred method of payment, otherwise please use the button below for credit card payments. Please make sure you have read through the booking conditions and completed the waiver before making a payment.


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