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Date Monday  4/17/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader Daniel Feighery
Co-Leader John Martersteck
Group Price $50.00
NonGroup Price $50.00
Leader Price $50.00
Available Participants 7
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lectures: Amercian Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St.,Golden, CO 80401

Field Day: Loveland Pass

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​Please contact Seminar Director Dan Feighery at with your HAMS or equivalent experience by Friday April 7th to receive your passcode for registration. 


This class is open to any current High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) students, HAMS graduates, or CMC members with equivalent experience building 3:1 haul systems. 

Our lectures and real-life field scenario will give you the skills needed to rescue a climbing partner who has fallen into a crevasse as well as mitigate your own risk should you fall into one. After this seminar, the skills learned will prepare you to confidently travel on not just well-trodden trade routes but on some of the less populated glacier routes around the world where being self-sufficient is mandatory. 

The Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar consists of two lectures and one field day:

  • Lecture Nights: Monday, April 17th & Monday April 24th; both lectures are at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) in Golden and begin at 6:30 PM

  • Field Day: Saturday, April 29th; meeting at the AMC at 5:00 AM and caravanning to Loveland Pass

Our intent is that by the end of the seminar students will be able to:

  1. Build a system which allows them to lower a fallen climber, if need be, in addition to raising one

  2. Build a 5:1 haul system

  3. Build a 6:1 haul system

  4. Successfully rescue climber from a crevsse fall that is not in one of the end positions on the rope team

  5. Tend to themselvesf when in a crevasse and be prepared, as the fallen climber, to help in their own rescue​​

Our expectation is that students will have already mastered the construction of a 3:1 haul system PRIOR to this seminar. The 3:1 system will be the basis for both our 5:1 and 6:1 systems. Refresher materials will be sent to students prior to the first lecture. We will not be reviewing the 3:1 system as part of this class so preparation is a MUST.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.