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

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

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

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!

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Accommodation

We will be staying in tents for the duration of the trip.

Meeting point

We will meet at a Park and Ride location in the Seattle area.

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About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 511 each

Group of 2

USD 511 each

Group of 3

USD 511 each

Group of 4

USD 511 each

Group of 5

USD 511 each

Group of 6

USD 511 each

Group of 7

USD 511 each

Group of 8

USD 511 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees


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