Crevasse Rescue 2017

Dates & Price

  • Adventure Dates: February 11 & 12, 2017
  • Adventure Rates: $400 + applicable tax
  • Information Package: Download Info Pack


Gain skills for glacier travel

Photo by Shaun Cathcart

Photo by Shaun Cathcart – Finding a safe line through the landmines

Do you want to increase your knowledge for glacier travel? Do you want to expand your playground in the summer and winter and feel safe? Come learn with our Full ACMG Mountain Guide who will teach you the skills to A: avoid crevasses and B: rescue yourself or your partners should they fall in.

The skills we will develop and learn will give you the confidence for any type of glacier travel. Discussions on where, how and why crevasses form will be covered. Pick your guides brain with any and all questions. Both days will be spent in the field practicing these rescue skills to develop fast and efficient systems.

Learn self-rescue techniques….

Prepare to sit in mock crevasses and learn self-rescue techniques as well as rescuing your companion. These skills will be broken down into a step by step process to allow the best learning possible. As with all skills, practice makes perfect.

Backcountry travel is required for this course, requiring ski tour/split board set-up and all associated avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel & probe). This course is based out of Lake Louise. Here you will have plenty of locations at your disposal for practice.

Top slider pictures by Dave Dornian and Bill Corbitt

Course Agenda

Photo by Peter Muir

Photo by Peter Muir – Practice make perfect

  • Day 1 – Meet at 8 am int the Canmore Alpine Club hostel,
    • Drive to location (to be determined by your guide)
    • Practice rope ascension and anchor building
    • Practice and learn crevasse rescue
  • Day 2 – Start time will be determined by your guide
    • Drive to location (to be determined by your guide)
    • Practice rope ascension and anchor building
    • Practice crevasse rescue
    • Course ends

Length of day is to be determined by your guide, come prepared to be outside all day

Gear, Food, Lodging


  • ACMG professional guiding throughout the camp
  • Accommodation at the Canmore HI Hostel on February 11
  • All group gear

Photo by Stefanie McArdle

Photo by Stefanie McArdle

Participants must provide:

  • Transportation to and from the field location on – participants will be expected to use their own vehicles and carpool
  • All meals for the course
  • National Parks vehicle pass if you end up in the National Park
  • Personal gear (see Info Pack)
  • Accommodation before and after the course

Level of Difficulty

This camp is designed for participants that have ski toured before and are looking to expand their terrain choices. You will spend both days outside, sometimes immobile. Come prepared for cold weather with warm layers.

ACC Camp Progression

Mastered these skills and still looking for more adventures? Let the ACC show you the way with some more great courses/camps that we offer.

Randy Abbott

Randy Abbott

Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Further your tool box and develop some backcountry skills. This course focuses on taking that step away from the resort and getting you in to the backcountry. Decision making skills are the main focus here while you find some hidden gems to ski. This course is offered to those looking to expand their horizons.



Brad Hurkett

Brad Hurkett

AST 1 – If you’re heading into the backcountry, this course is a must. This two day course introduces you to avalanche safety with a focus on analyzing and interpreting information before and during your day out. Following this curriculum you will a better teammate with your friends for knowing all the gear and questions to ask. Following this course is your AST 2 which spends more time out in the terrain you want to ski.



Mike Dodge

Mike Dodge

Wapta Traverse – Follow the ACC on the classic tour in the Canadian Rockies. Moving from hut to hut you will live a life of luxury in the evenings with comfort and style. During the day, summit some peaks, skis some slopes and enjoy the fresh air only found at higher elevations. Be the envy of your friends with pictures and stories from the Wapta Icefields.



Lawrence White

Lawrence White

Bow-Yoho Traverse – Spending time on glacier is intoxicating and will always draw you back. If you’ve finished the classic wapta, enjoy this different aspect of it. Traversing further west will take you into new mountains and new glaciers. With the ACC’s so to be newest hut, the Louise & Richard Guy Hut, you can take in the full experience in luxury. This tour is a great way to sedate your alpine needs for a short while.

Crevasse Rescue Staff