mountaineering: glacier travel and crevasse rescue class - May 14, 2011
This class is designed for both beginning and experienced mountaineers. We will discuss equipment and technique and practice roped glacier travel. The majority of the class will focus on learning and practicing crevasse rescue skills. You will need an ice axe and clothing suitable for playing in the snow all morning. The club has a few ice axes if you don't own or can borrow one. You will not need crampons. Other equipment you can bring: full length slings, carabineers, prussiks or mechanical ascension devices (ropeman or tibloc), climbing pulleys, deadmen or pickets. The class will end around noon. There is a charge of $15 for members and $20 for non members. Recommended reading: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue.