Crevasse rescue

Fundamentals of crevasse rescue.

A 2 day course focused on crevasse rescue. Learn various ways to perform an extraction or rig a line, and run through different scenarios so you can be prepared for any given situation.

Guide : guest

1 : 8


2 days

Gear required

  • Waterproof gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket, Pants, Base layers
  • Headlamp (with fresh batteries)
  • 30-40L day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Crampons (types will vary on course)
  • Mountaineering Ice Axe
  • Climbing harness/ mountaineering harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Prusik cord, slings, locking carabiners
  • Hiking boots
  • Shovel
  • Fitness requirement

    Basic level of fitness required. We will be in the snow for 8-10 hours, working, hauling and digging.


    2 day course, first day taking place in Chilliwack, second day taking place at the Coquihalla.


    Day 1 will take place outside (weather dependant) in Chilliwack. Day 2 will take place at the Coquihalla. Both days will be 9-430.





    Upcoming courses

    We get it, you're excited, so are we!

    But, we're still updating our courses and trips for Winter 2020/2021.

    At this point, we have only opened up AST 1 and AST 2 courses. Keep checking back as we update more and more stoke-fueling adventure.

    - The Ascent team