Snow Anchors and Crevasse Rescue
Knowledge of building solid anchors on snow and how to set up an effective crevasse rescue system are two essential skills for anyone planning to climb on snowy terrain steep enough warrant placing anchors for protection, or on glaciated routes. We begin with instruction and practice using all types of snow anchors including snow pickets, flukes, ice screws, and bollards. Then we offer suggestions for combining multiple placements into a strong anchor system. Building on this foundation we move into rescue scenarios and practice mechanical advantage pulley systems including the “C” 2:1, “Z” 3:1, and the “C on a Z” 6:1. This course is equally applicable to people new to snow and ice mountaineering, and to more experienced climbers wishing to review their skills and learn the latest in equipment and techniques for use on an upcoming climb.
$190 per person based on a group of two or more if class held alone, not during Snow Travel weekend.
$130 if combined with Snow Travel School($260 total for the 2 day Snow Travel/Anchors & Crevasse)
**If you have had Snow Travel, you can take just the Anchors class during a Snow Travel weekend for the $130 price-Call our office for more info.
TBA, Or schedule any time during the winter or spring
Sierra Mountaineering International is an authorized mountaineering guide service operating in partnership under special use permit with the Inyo National Forest, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and other agencies where applicable.
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