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Date Tuesday  5/4/2021
Group Denver
Event Title Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Daniel Feighery
Co-Leader Makayla Braden (she/her/hers)
Group Price $100.00
NonGroup Price $100.00
Leader Price $100.00
Available Participants 6
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Outside the Amercian Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St.,Golden, CO 80401.


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Please fill out the online application at:

Upon acceptance, you will be emailed the registration passcode.

For any additional questions, contact the seminar director, Dan Feighery, at Put "ACRS 2021" as the subject of your email.



This class is open to any current High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) students, HAMS graduates, or CMC members with equivalent experience building 3:1 haul systems. 

Our lecture/practice sessions will give you the skills needed to rescue a climbing partner who has fallen into a crevasse as well as mitigate your own risk should you fall into one. After this seminar, the skills learned will prepare you to confidently travel on not just well-trodden trade routes but on some of the less populated glacier routes around the world where being self-sufficient is mandatory. 

The Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar will consist of two lecture/practice sessions. A free training trip will be scheduled in the CMC calendar (Search under 'ACRS Training Trip') for students to practice their newly learned skills. Attendance at both lecture/practice sessions will be a prerequisite to sign up for the training trip.

  • Lecture/Practice Sessions: Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th; both sessions are outside the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) in Golden; meet in the grassy area between the building and Washington Ave; both sessions begin at 6:00 PM and will end no later than 9:00 PM

  • Training Trip: Saturday, May 8th; meeting at the Woolly Mammoth PnR Lot at 5:00 AM and caravanning to Loveland Pass (or an alternate training location, depending on conditions)

Our intent is that by the end of the seminar students will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental concepts of mechanical advantage system

  2. Rappell down to an incapacitated fallen climber on your rope team, and ascend back up the rope

  3. Build a 6:1 drop-loop haul system and execute a crevasse rescue

  4. Tend to themselves when in a crevasse and be prepared, as the fallen climber, to help in their own rescue

Our expectation is that students will have already mastered the construction of a 3:1 haul system PRIOR to this seminar. The 3:1 system will be the basis for our 6:1 drop-loop system. We will not be reviewing the 3:1 system as part of this class so preparation is a MUST.

Experience rappelling and ascending a rope are both prerequisites for this class.

A Petzl Micro Traxion pulley (or similar spring-loaded progress capture device) is a highly recommended piece of gear for this class. A full gear list will be sent out after registration. 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.