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Date Wednesday  5/7/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Group Price $35.00
NonGroup Price $35.00
Leader Price $35.00
Available Participants 30
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


The Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar includes a lecture and a field day:
Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30PM at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden (710 10th Street)
Saturday, May 10th - field day (TBD - probably Loveland Pass)

For more info Contact

Jeff Brown and Jason Kolaczkowski are Co-Directors for this year's Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar.

Jeff Brown can answer any additional questions at: 303-400-5133  - or -


It's that time of year again: time to brush up on your glacier travel skills before heading to Mt. Rainier, Denali, South America, or other mountains around the world where crevasses pose a danger! This is an outstanding course for anybody climbing on glaciers, and certainly for anyone participating in the upcoming 2015 Year of the Mountaineer World Summit Series Climbs. The Colorado Mountain Club is sending teams to six of the 'Seven Summits,' including Everest, Denali, and Elbrus. Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar can help get you ready!

Our real-life scenario practice will give you the experience you need to rescue a climbing partner that may have fallen into crevasse, as well as mitigate your own risk should you fall into one. After this course, your skills should equip you to confidently travel on not just the well-trodden routes, but some of the less popular (and less populated) glacier routes in the world where being self-sufficient is a must!

It is our hope that, by the end of the lecture and field day, you will be able to:

   1.  build a system which allows you to lower a fallen climber if need be, not just haul him or her up
   2.  build a 6:1 haul system
   3.  build a 5:1 haul system
   4.  successfully deal with a crevasse fall of a middle person on a rope team
   5.  tend to yourself when in a crevasse and be prepared, as that fallen climber, to help in your own exit of the crevasse

It is our expectation that students will have already mastered construction of a 3:1 haul system prior to the class.
The 3:1 system will be the basis of both our 5:1 and 6:1 systems. Refresher materials will be sent out to all students prior to the class, so that you can brush up on your 3:1 and come ready to get into deeper material.


Students/participants must be a current CMC member, but can be from any state-wide group.

Pre-Requisites:  HAMS graduates, current HAMS students,
   or comparable experience, with Co-Director approval.

Refund Policy:   Refunds of 100% (less a $10 charge) will only be made if a written request is made 30 days before the first class. Refunds of 50% will be made if a written request is made within 30 days before the first class. No refunds will be made after the first class. If a waitlist has been established for the school, and a replacement is found, a member can receive a refund (less a $10 processing fee). No
other requests will be honored.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.