Scheduled Course - Crevasse Rescue Skills

Crevasse Rescue Skills:

Instruction in glacial travel, belaying, snow anchors, raising systems and ascending a rope.


The perfect prep course for ascents of Rainier, Denali, or other crevassed routes. The instructor will demonstrate belaying, and rope tension between climbers as the group ascends to a simulated crevasse location.

The guide will explain "reading" glacial terrain for the safest route. Use of snow pickets, dead man anchors, bollards and snow flukes will be demonstrated by the instructor and practiced by participants. The bulk of the day will be spent learning the knots, hitches, and pulley systems involved in crevasse rescue and other raising situations.

Participants will each build a 3:1 system and learn to escape a belay, belay themselves to a crevasse lip, pad the lip, and raise or lower an injured companion. At the end of the day the group will fit prussiks and use them to ascend a rope.

Each participant should bring 30 feet of 5 or 6 mm static line, or 3 short prussik loops and a foot prussik.

How to Register:

Climbers cross a crevasse

Climbers Cross a Crevasse

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Course Details

2024 Dates

April 6, 2024 Saturday
April 20, 2024 Saturday
May 4, 2024 Saturday


7 am - 3 pm


Salt Lake City, Utah


$239 per person plus tax

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.


Prerequisite: Snow mountaineering skills.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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