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Glacier School - G1 · Sat. Sep. 12th - Sun. Sep. 13th

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Organized by: Zack Wentz.

Start: Saturday, Sep. 12th, 8:30 am
End: Sunday, Sep. 13th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Angus 435 MAP



It's about that time of year where you've worn all the skin off your fingers working on your 5.13 project, most of the snow in the big mountains has melted, and you're starting to think about winter again. Or maybe you've been eyeing peaks like Mt. Baker, Garabaldi, the Tantalus Range, etc and wondered what basic skills you'd need to travel on big mountain glaciers. Whatever your motivation, we've got you covered!! Join me, as well as many other phenomenal and experienced VOC instructors to learn the basics of glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques.

Cirriculum will include: self-arrest, knots for mountaineering, basic hauling systems for rescue, traveling on a glacier, and much more! The full cirricullum information packet can be found here:

As this is the annual introduction to glacier travel course taught in the VOC, it is VERY popular, and those who are interested should sign up as 'Committed' early. Signup for 'Committed' opens at 12:00am on Wenesday September 2nd.

***In addition, if you have taken G1 before and feel VERY competent in your skills regarding basic crevasse rescue, knots, ascending ropes with prussiks, etc, then you're in luck - there's a great place for you as an instructor for G1! Note: most instructors are just that; experienced VOC members with no professional acccrediation or certification. I.e. they are not professional guides. Sign up at the bottom of the Wiki page if you wish to instruct!***

More information can be found on the attached Wiki page found here:

And if you're still not convinced, learning the skills taught on G1 will allow you to participate on VOC trips that go to places like this:

Mt. Baker Sunrise. Photo Credit: Nathan Starzynski

Posted: 2015-08-14 13:57:19
Last modified: 2015-09-10 20:31:32