Mountain Rescue & Crevasse Rescue

Mountain rescue and crevasse rescue are extremely important skills to know and have in your safety toolbox. The mountains are sometimes an unforgiving place so, having the knowledge and skills to deal with tough rescue-type situations are a part of being a smart and responsible mountain traveler. So, whether you are a rock climber, ice climber, alpine climber, mountaineer, or skier, these rescue-training courses are purpose-built for you. Below are our mountain rescue and crevasse rescue training courses that we currently offer, for both summer and winter activities, and are great to take as an introduction to the topic or as a refresher.

Crevasse Rescue

Glacier Travel

Learn how to perform crevasse rescue and travel safer on the glacier. Great as an introduction or refresher course.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Clothing

Please dress appropriately to spend extended hours outside

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, ice axe, crampons, boots, belay device, rescue kit

Cost

$350 + GST for this 2 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
What You’ll Learn
  • Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols, Communication

  • Equipment & Proper Use

  • Roping up for Glacier Travel

  • Axe Use and Self Arrest

  • Ice & Snow Anchors

  • Crevasse Rescue Instruction and Practice

  • Rope Ascent/Descent

  • Glacier Travel Techniques

  • Glacier Morphology

  • Traveling Glacier Mode Style on a Glacier!

  • And More

Improvised Rescue - Day 1

For The Vertical Terrain

Spend 1 day learning your basic improvised rescue skills for the vertical terrain.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Clothing

Please dress appropriately to spend extended hours outside

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, rescue kit (carabiners, slings, cordage)

Cost

$175 + GST for this 1 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Knots & Hitches

  • Material Strengths/Weaknesses

  • Force Understanding Discussion

  • Refresher on Anchors and Set-Up

  • Rescue Progression
  • Demonstration of Basic Rescue Scenarios

    • Escaping Belay​

    • Raising & Lowering

    • Adding Mechanical Advantage

  • Practice of Basic Rescue Scenarios

  • Pros/Cons of Different Belay Methods

Improvised Rescue - Day 2

For The Vertical Terrain

Spend 1 day learning more rescue skills and putting said rescue skills to use during scenarios based rescues.

Location

Multiple locations within an hours drive from Canmore

Clothing

Please dress appropriately to spend extended hours outside

Rental Equipment

Backpack, helmet, harness, rescue kit (carabiners, slings, cordage)

Cost

$175 + GST for this 1 day course. Minimum of 4 participants required
What You’ll Learn
  • Site Safety, Hazard Assessment, Emergency Protocols

  • Knots & Hitches

  • Material Strengths/Weaknesses

  • In-Depth Force Understanding

  • Practice of Advanced Scenario Based Rescues
  • Rope Ascent/Descent w/ Knot Pass
  • Scenario Based Rescue Demonstrations
    • Escaping Belay​, Raise Lower, Adding Advantage

    • Rescuing Another Team’s Lead Climber

    • Dealing with Traverse Rescues

    • Advanced & Counter-Balance Rappels

Custom Course

Customize Rescue Program – All Skill Levels

Don’t see what you need. Let us know and we can build a rescue course for you! Just Ask 🙂

Location

We can accommodate your requests.

Clothing

We’ll provide both a clothing & equipment list for your custom course

Rental Equipment

Helmet, harness, backpack, mountaineering boots, rock shoes, belay device, rescue kits, and more.

Cost

TBD. Free estimates.
  • You request the specific topics and we’ll work with you to make sure your requests are done safely and in a professional manner.

Booking Information

Prior to booking any of our courses please review our Booking InfoAll guests must read, understand, & sign our ACMG Waiver. We will provide a copy for you to sign before each trip or course. We can accommodate equipment needs as requested. Equipment rental is not included in the course costs. If you have any question please check out our FAQ and don’t hesitate to Contact Us

*Receive 10% off when you book with a group of 4 or more!

GET IN TOUCH!

Thank you for visiting our site and taking the to time to send us a message. We looking forward to planning our next adventuring together!

(403) 679-9665

info@ridgelineguiding.com

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

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