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Advanced 3-day Crevasse Rescue Course on Mount Baker (USA)

Join a certified mountain guide for this intense and informative 3-day crevasse rescue course on the slopes of Mount Baker, Washington.

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Review some basic crevasse rescue techniques as a warm up.

  • Learn and practice advanced crevasse rescue techniques.

  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery while camping on the slopes of Mount Baker.

Description

Join us for this vigorous and informational 3-day crevasse rescue course on the slopes of Mount Baker, in beautiful Washington state!

The learning begins on day one, after we have arrived in the park and set up camp. We will hike to the toe of the glacier then dive in with a brief review of using the necessary equipment and setting up a 3:1 pulley system.

We will finish the day off by learning how to use a 2:1 pulley system to assist climbers out of more difficult crevasses as well as rescuing backpacks and equipment, among other things.

The next morning, we will wake up early and hike to our second camp, near the crevasse. We will practice some of the skills we learned yesterday in the actual crevasse, then after dinner, go over some other useful techniques.

On our final day, we will practice active rescues in the crevasse and I will demonstrate how to belay down and administer different types of first aid.

After, we’ve finished on the slopes and packed up camp, we will head back to the trailhead and stop off at a local restaurant for a celebratory meal en route back to Seattle.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for the opportunity to spend 3-days on the slopes of Mount Baker learning advanced crevasse rescue techniques that will be indispensable in an emergency situation!

If you like the look of this trip, but you are worried you might not have the necessary skill level to complete it, don’t worry, our 2-day crevasse rescue course on Mount Baker will get you up to speed!

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Accommodation

We will stay in tents for the duration of the course.

More info

Previous crevasse rescue experience, with knowledge of how to properly operate a 3:1 pulley system, is required for this course.

Meeting point

We will meet at a local park and ride in the Seattle metro area.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at a park and ride in the Seattle area and head out to Mount Baker. After camp is set up, we will go over some crevasse rescue skills and learn a new one.

Day 2: Crevasse Rescue skills development

We will wake up and head to a higher camp on the mountain, nearer to the crevasse we will be using. We will practice and learn new skills in the crevasse.

Day 3: More practice

We will practice arresting falls in the crevasse as well as performing first aid. After we pack up camp, we will head to a local restaurant for a celebratory meal en route back to Seattle.


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.

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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 743 each

Group of 2

USD 743 each

Group of 3

USD 743 each

Group of 4

USD 743 each

Group of 5

USD 743 each

Group of 6

USD 743 each

Group of 7

USD 743 each

Group of 8

USD 743 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

Please note that transportation costs, lunch and park entrance fees are not included in the price.


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