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Trip Information
Name: Summer Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Starts: Sat Jul 15, 2017
Meetup: TBD; likely Squamish or Whistler
Return: Sun Jul 16, 2017

Registration opens: Sun Jun 11, 2017
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
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Participant Information

This comprehensive glacier and rescue course is a must for mountaineers and alpine climbers traveling on glaciers. Participants will learn critical glacier travel safety skills, geomorphology, and the essential skills for rescuing both roped and un-roped victims from a crevasse including arresting a roped fall, building an anchor while holding a victim, transferring the load, descending, and hauling. Some basic mountaineering skills (e.g., self arrest) are an asset, as is a good level of fitness. This is the perfect opportunity to get ready for the upcoming summer mountaineering season!

This course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $198 + GST (regular price for non-members: $299 + GST). This course will run with a minimum of 8 participants. Please note, a Whistler Blackcomb backcountry pass may be required for one of the days.

A more detailed course description and equipment list can be found here: https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/courses/summer-crevasse-rescue-and-glacier-travel-whistler-squamish/. Rental gear is available from MSAA if needed.

This course pairs perfectly with the Intro to Basic Mountaineering course, also offered at a special price to BCMC members. 

To register for this course, follow these steps:
(1) Click "Join this Trip" on the left side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List
(2) Click this link and follow the prompts to complete your payment on MSAA's secure booking site. Be sure to select July 15 in the drop down menu.
(3) Once your payment has been received and processed, you will be added to the Confirmed List
(4) Keep your eye on your email inbox for further updates

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