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2-day Crevasse Rescue Course on Mount Baker (USA)

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Join a certified mountain guide for this informative 2-day crevasse rescue course on the slopes of Mount Baker in Washington state.

Group

Cascade Range

2 Days

Jun - Aug

Intermediate

Intermediate


Highlights

* Learn self-rescue techniques using a pulley system.

* Camp on the slopes of the beautiful Mount Baker.

* Perform mock rescues with heavy packs or expedition sleds.

Description

Join us for this informative 2-day crevasse rescue course on Mount Baker in Washington state and learn the skills you need to mountaineer safely alone and with others!

Over the course of the two days, which combine classroom-like explanations with real world experience, we will go over rope management and team travel techniques; self arrest; knots and hitches; setting up snow anchors; and self-rescue systems.

All of this learning and practice will culminate in us performing a partner rescue using a 3:1 system in a real crevasse.

The course begins after we meet up at a predetermined location and head to the Heliotrope Ridge Trailhead. From here, we will hike up to our camp and set all our equipment up.

Once we are all set up, we will head out to the glacier to practice rigging rope-team travel, arresting falls on a rope-team and setting up snow anchors. After dinner, we will review these techniques and prepare for our big test the next day.

After getting an early start, we will hike up Mount Baker to a suitable crevasse and begin practicing what we learned the previous day. I will also demonstrate how to arrest the fall of a climbing partner and you will all have the opportunity to practice this under my supervision.

At the end of the day, we will return to our camp, pack up and hike back down to the trailhead.

So what are you waiting for? Book now and learn all the necessary skills needed to perform self-rescue and team crevasse rescues during this 2-day course on the slopes of Mount Baker.

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also be interested in the 4-day ascent of Glacier Peak that we guide!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees


About the guide

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Miyar

5.00

(26)

Guide Agency

At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

Miyar's guides have relevant training through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for the terrain in which they guide. This includes training in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and snow sports, as well as avalanche training and Wilderness First Responder or higher level medical certification.

Languages

Hindi | English

Certificates

AMGA

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What people are saying about Miyar

Gillian

5.00

Sandeep and his wife, Jasmine, are lovely guides! We did a 1 day intro to rock climbing excursion with them and we had a great time! They communicated well and provided us with a fun and safe day of climbing. They chose routes based on our experience and taught us a lot. I highly recommend hiring Miyar Adventures. We have already shared their info with friends and family.

5.00

Five days of awesome is all I can say. Glen our instructor and guide was extremely knowledgeable. I had previous glacier mountaineering experience and his techniques were so much more efficient than what I had been taught. To top it off we had a great summit day.

5.00

Whole group summited! Huge thanks to the guides for helping us all get there! It's certainly not an easy climb, but the entire experience was fantastic. Especially loved the snow skills training on the second day. Lots of fun was had practicing the self arrest & team arrest. The team arrest training was a huge confidence builder to see that I wasn’t going to take the entire team down if I fell The lead guide (Glen) was fabulous. You can tell he really enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with the guests on his trip. Folks in the store are super helpful as well. Sandeep (owner) is great, and have talked with him in the store & via email several times to get advice. Great pre-trip guidance (including a meeting the night before the climb to make sure you have all the gear you need & nothing you don’t), and you can tell how much Sandeep cares about making sure every guest has a great experience. Lots of reasonably priced gear rental options available here as well if you aren’t sure if mountaineering is for you. Considering a Kili trip while I’m still in good hiking shape, and they’ll be the first place I look at if I decide to book.

5.00

I took the Mountaineering skills course (5 days) in Baker. I learned so much about Glacier travel, rope management, crevasse rescue, and much more! Glen, our guide was awesome and highly knowledgeable. We also got to summit Mt. Baker during the course which was the most magical part! I HIGHLY recommend them!

5.00

Myself and my daughter climbed Mt. Baker with Miyar Adventures via Easton Glacier route, Simon was our guide. The whole experience was epic in many ways. Simon's knowledge is excellent, I would trust him 100% in any situations that may come up on the mountain. We learned a lot and it was fun. The overall organization from Miyar was great (including informational emails from Jake and communication with Sandeep). Great company that I would choose again in a heartbeat.


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