Get ready for glacier travel in summer or winter with a focused day of crevasse rescue training. We can accommodate participants with experience or without, so the course can act as both an introduction to these skills or as a refresher. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete mountain skills course and that it only focuses on technical systems for crevasse rescue. If you are new to travel over technical terrain in the mountains, one of our winter or summer mountain skills courses, which includes crevasse rescue amongst many other skills, may be more appropriate.
Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.
All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.
Included in the price:
- 1 day of instruction
- Group technical gear
- Personal technical gear (ice axe, harness, helmet)
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to and from meeting point
- Personal equipment
Mountaineering Kit Rental $20.00
Ice Axe, Crampons, Helmet, Carabiners, Cords and Sling. All these items are required to participate in the course. See the precise technical gear requirement in the Important pre-trip information .pdf below. We rent complete kits only, not individual items. Once purchased rental is non-refundable.
- Crevasse Rescue (pdf)
$195.00 / person(at 6:1 ratio)
Privileged! Great day. Look forward to reinforcing it with the 3-day Glacier Ski course.Derek Kyostia, Comox, BC
Great course, and we appreciated the instructor.Kelly Sommer, Victoria, BC
It was a great course—far more complex than I expected. Graham is an amazing guide.Ulrike Schmidt, North Saanich, BC
Thanks very much for offering the crevasse rescue course yesterday. The course was a great learning experience.Matthew Benjamin, Victoria, BC
The course was very helpful and the instructor did a good job to help us get a lot out of the day.Alias Powell, Campbell River, BC
Excellent course, Graham was very knowledgeable and helpful.Richard Rae, Powell River, BC
The course was great! I learned a lot, and our guide was fantastic.Loren Leeuw, Nanaimo, BC
The training was amazing! This was my fourth IAG course and the second one taught by Ken Wylie. He’s a fantastic teacher and an amazing human being. We learned invaluable skills but also had a ton of fun.Colleen Chestnut, Bowser, BC
It was a great course! I went intending to just get a refresher, but it exceeded expectations. Joe was a able to provide additional nuance and travel advice to the course material. Very glad I attended.Anon.,
I enjoyed everything!! I think we had a pretty sharp group and Joe took that into account to keep the group interested and moving at a good pace. Well done!! Thank you.Ron V.,
I really liked the stepwise approach that Graeme took to teaching how to build crevasse rescue systems. It was useful to see how various different setups could be constructed with common gear if specialized gear was not available. It was a great course and I feel well-prepared to perform a rescue.Lance Shaver,