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Date Thursday  4/18/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Daniel Feighery
Group Price $80.00
NonGroup Price $80.00
Leader Price $80.00
Available Participants 6
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


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


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Please fill out the online application at:

Upon acceptance, you will be emailed the registration passcode.

For any additional questions, contact the seminar director, Dan Feighery, at Put "ACRS 2019" as the subject of your email.



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 lecture/practice sessions 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 will consist of two lecture/practice sessions. A free training trip will be scheduled in the CMC calendar (Search under 'ACRS Training Trip') for students to practice their newly learned skills. Attendance at both lecture/practice sessions will be a prerequisite to signing up for the training trip.

  • Lecture/Practice Sessions: Thursday, April 18th & Tuesday, April 23rd; both sessions are at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) in Golden and begin at 6:00 PM. Both lectures will end no later than 9:00 PM.

  • Training Trip: Saturday, April 27th; meeting at the Woolly Mammoth PnR Lot 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. Understand the fundamental concepts of mechanical advantage system

  2. Rappell down to an incapacitated fallen climber on your rope team, and ascend back up the rope

  3. Build a 6:1 drop-loop haul system and execute a crevasse rescue

  4. Tend to themselves 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 our 6:1 drop-loop system. We will not be reviewing the 3:1 system as part of this class so preparation is a MUST.

Experience rappelling and ascending a rope are both prerequisites for this class.

A Petzl Micro Traxion pulley is a required piece of gear for this class. A full gear list will be sent out upon acceptance of your application. 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.