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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

$275Per Person, Midweek
$325Per Person, Weekend
Introductory 1 full day (8 hours) North Lake Tahoe, California
In this intermediate mountaineering course, you’ll learn the basics of glacier travel and crevasse rescue, including practice roped travel, self-rescue, partner rescue, and more. Our Tahoe mountain guides will teach you equipment choices, use, and inspection. Take this intermediate mountaineering course in Lake Tahoe, California before tackling your first big summit!
March 2, 2025
Intro to Mountaineering or glacier travel and crevasse rescue course near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Alpenglow Expeditions' professional mountain guides.

Traveling on glacial terrain can be inherently dangerous, difficult and complicated, our AMGA-certified Tahoe mountain guides will teach you everything you need to know.

Preventing a fall, or limiting the potential severity of a fall, into a crevasse while moving efficiently is the goal of glacier travel and requires practice and attention to detail. Further; if a fall does occur, rapid, organized and safe rescue is the goal of crevasse rescue.

Students must have mountaineering experience, including ice axe and crampon use. Students should have a good grasp of basic climbing techniques (rock, snow, or ice). If you do not have the proper experience, please take an Intro to Mountaineering course with us first.
Excellent physical fitness is required. Climbers must be able to hike for a few hours while carrying a pack, be able to lift heavy loads and be an active team member in a challenging environment.
Intro to Glacier Travel

To start things off, our Tahoe guides will begin the day learning about glaciers- their anatomy, typical hazards and the equipment needed to safely travel on them.

Field Session

Moving to the field, this is where the rubber meets the road. We’ll learn things such as rope up procedures, anchoring, rope ascending and descending, lowering and raising systems, and we’ll culminate with a full crevasse rescue scenario.


We’ll review the day and go over next steps.

Our Tahoe Mountain Guides.

Meet who you will be learning from in Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue.

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Questions

The answers to all of our most commonly asked questions about our Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course.
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