Mountain Rescue & Crevasse Rescue

Mountain rescue and crevasse rescue are extremely important skills to know and have in your safety toolbox. The mountains are sometimes an unforgiving place so, having the knowledge and skills to deal with tough rescue-type situations are a part of being a smart and responsible mountain traveler. So, whether you are a rock climber, ice climber, alpine climber, mountaineer, or skier, these rescue-training courses are purpose-built for you. Below are our mountain rescue and crevasse rescue training courses that we currently offer, for both summer and winter activities, and are great to take as an introduction to the topic or as a refresher.

Crevasse Rescue

Crevasse Rescue & Glacial Travel

Learn how to perform crevasse rescue and travel safer on a glacier. Great as an introduction or refresher course.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2021: June 26-27

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, ice axe, crampons, boots, belay device, rescue kit

Cost

$350 + GST for this 2 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols, Communication

  • Equipment & Proper Use

  • Roping up for Glacier Travel

  • Axe Use and Self Arrest

  • Ice & Snow Anchors

  • Crevasse Rescue Instruction and Practice

  • Rope Ascent/Descent

  • Glacier Travel Techniques

  • Glacier Morphology

  • Traveling Glacier Mode Style on a Glacier!

  • And More

Improvised Rescue - 1

For The Vertical Terrain

Spend 1 day learning your basic improvised rescue skills for the vertical terrain.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2021: May 8

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, rescue kit (carabiners, slings, cordage)

Cost

$175 + GST for this 1 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Knots & Hitches

  • Material Strengths/Weaknesses

  • Forces & Loads Discussion

  • Anchor Refresher

  • Rescue Progression
  • Belay Methods (Pros/Cons)

  • Escaping the Belay

  • Raising & Lowering

  • Adding Mechanical Advantage
  • *Rope Ascent
  • *Counter-Balance Rappel

*Time Permitting

Improvised Rescue - 2

For The Vertical Terrain

Spend the day delving deeper into your previously built rescue toolbox of skills with more advanced scenarios.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Dates

2021: May 9

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, rescue kit (carabiners, slings, cordage)

Cost

$175 + GST for this 1 day course.
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Review of Rock Rescue Basics

  • Rope Ascent/Descent

  • Counter-Balance Rappel

  • Rescue Based Scenario Practice
  • Rescue Demonstrations

  • Rescuing Another Team’s Leader

  • Rope Ascent/Descent w/ Knot Pass

  • Extended Lowers w/ Knot Pass

  • Traverse Rescue Discussion

Custom Course

Customize Rescue Program – All Skill Levels

Don’t see what you need. Let us know and we can build a rescue course for you! Just Ask 🙂

Location

We can accommodate your requests.

Dates

Upon Request I Availability

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, rock shoes, belay device, rescue kits, and more.

Cost

TBD. Free estimates.
  • You request the specific topics and we’ll work with you to make sure your requests are done safely and in a professional manner.

Booking Information

Prior to booking any of our courses please review our Booking InfoAll guests must read, understand, & sign our ACMG Waiver. We will provide a copy for you to sign before each trip or course. We can accommodate equipment needs as requested. Equipment rental is not included in the course costs. If you have any question please check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to Contact Us

*Receive 10% off when you book with a group of 4 or more!