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  • Climber practices Crevasse recuse systems on the side of Mount Baker with the mountain in the background.
  • Student probes for the edge of a steep embankment to get ready for rappelling.
  • During Crevasse Rescue practice, a student uses an extended rappel and gets ready to  lower themselves over the edge of a road cut.
  • Student rappels over a road cut while practicing crevasse rescue.
  • Lead Guide and Founder of Guided Exposure teaching students the basics of Crevasse Rescue.
  • When re-ascending a rope, this student is using a foot loop and a prussik to make their way back up to their system from a vertical hanging position on a road cut.
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Crevasse Rescue Course

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$175.00 USD
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$175.00 USD

During our 1 Day crevasse rescue course we introduce the basics of crevasse rescue for skiers, riders, and mountaineers. Starting with a review of knots and hitches we use a pragmatic approach to mechanical advantage and self rescue. Snow anchors, hauling, lowering, and rope descending and ascending are the sub skills of effective crevasse rescue. 

Early in the spring our courses take place at the Mount Baker Ski Area and by summer we follow easy access educational settings onto the glaciers of Mount Baker. 

While this is a great introduction it is also a great refresher for those that have already have some crevasse rescue skills and knowledge. 


Learning Objectives 

  • Execute a simple 3:1 hull system
  • Build snow anchors
  • Ascend the rope
  • Rapelling
  • Self Rescue
  • Progress Capture techniques 


Best For

  • Those with a basic ability to tie knots
  • Anyone looking to refresh existing skills
  • Teams that want to build the skills together
  • Ski and Splitboard mountaineers


Gear List


Base Layer



Thermal Bottom

O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

Thermal Top

O.R. Alpine Onset Crew

O.R. Onset Crew

Ski Socks



Mid Layer



Soft Shell

O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket




Fleece Jacket

O.R. Vigor Fleece Hoodie

O.R. Vigor Hooded Jacket




Lightweight Waterproof Jacket

O.R. Skyward II Jacket

O.R. Skyward II Jacket

Lightweight Waterproof Pants

O.R. Skyward II Pants

O.R. Skyward II Pants



Warm Hat, Beanie

O.R. Beanie

O.R. Beanie

Sun Hat, Ball Cap, Visor

O.R. Swift Cap

O.R. Swift Cap

Lightweight Gloves

O.R. Extravert Gloves

O.R. Stormtracker Gloves

Ski Gloves

O.R. Arete Glove

O.R. Arete Gloves





O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket

O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket




Synthetic Jacket

O.R. Refuge Hooded

O.R. Refuge Hooded

Personal Gear

Day Pack 25-40L

Mammut Pro X 35L

Mammut Pro X 35L

Water Bottles

2 1L Wide Mouth or Hydration system

Lunch and Snacks




Adequate for Snow Travel

Goggles w/ Spare Lens

Or 2nd pair of goggles

Low Light and Sunny Lens


SPF 25+

Lip Balm

SPF 15+


O.R. Echo Ubertube

O.R. Echo Ubertube




O.R. Option Balaclava

O.R. Option Balaclava




Ski or Snowboard Gear

Skis or Splitboard

Weston Backcountry Splits and Skis

Ski Boots


Ski Poles

Black Diamond 3 Piece Poles (140cm)

Climbing Skins

Touring Skins

Avalanche Safety Gear

Transceiver/ Beacon

Black Diamond Powder BT


Transfer 3


Quickdraw 280cm

Ski pole probes are not acceptable

Optional Items

We highly recommend these but do not require them to participate.

Airbag Packs


Snow Saw

Primomo Snow Saws

Basic Snow study Kit

BCA Snow Study Kit

Notebook and writing utensil

Rite in the Rain 374 and Pencil

Winter Snow Boots- Parking Lot

Sorel Style Boots


Vacuum Style for Hot Tea or Cocoa


Adjustable Declination


Suunto Watch

Map Case or Goggle Protection

Zip Loc


Caltopo or GAIA



Cancellation Policy 

Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 21 days before the start date will be refunded minus 3% and $75 processing fee. Cancellations 20 days or less in advance of the start date will be given a Guided Exposure Credit, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 13 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 90 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
21 or more days before course or trip Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
20 to 14 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
13 or less before course start No Refund


   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
90 days before trip departure  Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
89 to 60 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
59 days or less before trip departure  No Refund