Snow Travel / Snow Anchors and Crevasse Rescue Courses

Overview

This school covers essential skills needed for anyone planning to climb on snowy terrain steep enough warrant placing anchors for protection, or on glaciated routes.

Topics discussed include various pulley systems, and the application of different types of snow anchors. We will also cover related subjects such as rescue priorities and procedures, team management, and safety considerations. The advantages and disadvantages of different types of equipment will be discussed throughout the day.

Snow Travel & Snow Anchors School Information Sheet

Length

1 & 2 Days

Price

$180 & $320 Per Person Min of Two Person Sign Up

Rating

NA

Gear List

CLOTHING
__ __ LIGHT OR MID WEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR TOP AND BOTTOM
__ __ PILE OR THICK WOOL SWEATER
__ __ SYNTHETIC CLIMBING PANTS
__ __ WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE JACKET
__ __ WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE PANTS OR BIBS
__ __ GAITERS
__ __ WARM CAP
__ __ FACE MASK OR BALACLAVA
__ __ WARM INSULATED GLOVES
__ __ PILE OR WOOL GLOVES
__ __ MOUNTAINEERING SOCKS
__ __ LINER SOCKS (OPTIONAL)
__ __ T-SHIRT
__ __ BASEBALL CAP

GEAR
__ __ *PACK
__ __ *LEATHER OR PLASTIC MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS (cramponable)
__ __ *CRAMPONS
__ __ *ICE AXE
__ __ *CLIMBING HARNESS- optional
__ __ CARABINERS- (optional) 2 large pear shaped screw gate locking, 2 non-locking
__ __ *SKI POLES (optional)
__ __ DARK GLASSES WITH SIDE SHIELDS
__ __ GOGGLES OR SPARE SUNGLASSES
__ __ TWO WIDE MOUTH WATER BOTTLES, 1 LITER CAPACITY
__ __ POCKET KNIFE
__ __ SUNSCREEN- spf 15 minimum
__ __ LIP BALM- spf 15 minimum
__ __ CAMERA AND FILM
__ __ PERSONAL LUNCH FOOD

Additional gear needed for Snow Anchors and Crevasse Rescue School
For those of you attending our Snow Anchors and Crevasse Rescue School on the following day please also bring the following in addition to the gear listed above:
__ __ CARABINERS- 2 large pear shaped screw gate locking, 2 non locking
__ __ 30’ 6mm ACCESSORY CORD
__ __ MECHANICAL ASCENDER – optional
*Indicates this item is available for rental from SMI

Dates

February 11-12, 2017
February 25-26, 2017
March 11-12, 2017
March 18-19, 2017
April 1-2, 2017
April 15-16, 2017
April 29-30, 2017
And on a Private Basis