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Trip Information
Name: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course
Starts: Sat Jan 14, 2017
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Jan 15, 2017

Registration opens: Sat Oct 15, 2016
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you completed AST-1 or higher? If so, when?

2. Would you consider yourself an intermediate to advanced skiier (able to ski blue- black diamonds)?

3. Have you done an intro to backcountry ski trip, and if not, please describe your experience.

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Participant Information

This course is for groups of six* BCMC members with backcountry ski touring experience looking to obtain glacier travel and companion rescue skills.  Course will be held January 14 and 15, 2016.

*Note 1: if this course is not fully booked, i.e. 6 paid participants then this course may be cancelled and refunds will be provided to those that paid.

 Base Course Fee: $230 (Special BCMC Members price, includes GST). 

Course Objectives: Canada West Mountain School [CWMS], the leading mountaineering school on the West Coast, is offering to run this course with the first day in Squamish and the second day at TBD.  Having the first day in Squamish is considered ideal as this day is mainly spent going over the technical rope rescue systems.  CWMS has found that doing this in a snow-free, warmer environment, makes for better learning retention.  For day-2 the group will focus on Glacier Travel skills by going to TBD and traveling on the glacier while working on glacier travel skills.  

Equipment: this CWMS two day course will include all technical equipment and guiding/instruction services by an ACMG Ski or Mountain Guide. Please note that participants will have to supply their own ski touring equipment, avalanche safety equipment, food and transportation.


On-line Registration process:

(1)  Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2)  Complete your payment directly with CWMS at the link here. You will receive a confirmation email from CWMS once your payment is completed.

(3)  Forward your confirmation email to bcmc.courses@gmail.com. You will then be added to the Confirmed List

(4)  Keep an eye on your email for further information 

Trip Organizer & Volunteer Instructor Incentive Program:


If you’ve volunteered your time as either:
(a) a Trip Organizer with 4 or more outdoor trips in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 25% rebate off the course fee, or
b) Course Instructor (primary volunteer organizer) in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 50% refund off the course fee.
Please email
 bcmc.courses@gmail.com with your request, along with a list of recent trips and/or course(s) you have been the primary organizer for. 

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