Crevasse Rescue Clinic for Ski Mountaineers

Length:1 day
Price:Private Clinics:

1 climber $575
2 $395 per climber
3 $355 per climber
4 $295 per climber
Dates:Custom dates available in May and June
Location:South Side Mount Hood

Skiing on glaciers in the spring and early summer can be amazing, but can come with its own set of hazards. In the ski mountaineering world, we talk about two types of hazards: falling off the mountain, and falling into the mountain. When skiing on a glacier, falling into the mountain is one of the most prominent hazards that we have to mitigate. It is critical that skiers traveling on glacier know how to properly rescue their partner should they ski into a crevasse. Since roped travel while skiing is not an option in most cases, skiers should have a quick system that they can employ to properly rescue a partner.

This is a must-do course for experienced backcountry skiers looking to make the transition into ski mountaineering on glaciers. The foundation of any solid crevasse rescue system is an anchor. We will cover anchors extensively, and make sure that you have a few tools in your toolbox for creating a strong anchor. We will also introduce the C pulley system and Z pulley system. Once you’re practiced in each, you’ll learn to combine them into complex hauling systems.  The focus of this course is to enable you to haul a partner out of a crevasse in the event that they fall in while skiing. This day will culminate is a full crevasse-rescue simulation.

Previous ski touring experience is required for this clinic.

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Crevasse Rescue Clinic for Ski Mountaineers

South Side Mount Hood

This crevasse rescue clinic is specifically for backcountry ski mountaineers and splitboard mountaineers who want to travel in glaciated terrain. At the end of this course you’ll have learned and practiced the skills to haul a partner out of a crevasse in the event of an unexpected fall. This is a critical skill for those wishing to ski on the many volcanos of the Pacific Northwest – many of which require skiing across glaciated terrain.

Elevation:This clinic is held between 6,000 and 7,000 feet
Style:Clinic/Educational Program
Skill Level:Entry-level
Glacier Skiing on Mount Hood

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

Know Before You Go

  • Ski touring experience is required to join this course.
  • Familiarity with basic knots and hitches is helpful prior to joining this program
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