Glacier Travel Skills – Revelstoke

This course blends a full day of “crevasse rescue” with essential glacier travel skills that will teach you how to avoid falling in a crevasse in the first place! Classroom theory focuses on aspects of glaciology that will guide your route choices.

About the Course

This course blends a full day of learning the rope skills necessary to perform a crevasse rescue, with essential glacier travel skills that will teach you how to avoid falling in a crevasse in the first place! Classroom theory focuses on aspects of glaciology that will guide your route choices. The half-day classroom session is followed by a half day of introduction to the rope skills involved in glacier rescue. We will then spend a full day on the glacier practicing all of these skills.

Maximum of 6 participants
Taught by certified ACMG guides

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our Instructors and Guides

The Mountain Addicts team is obsessed with safety. All of our guides are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The ACMG is the only internationally recognized professional association of trained and certified mountain guides and instructors in Canada. Our guides come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and Mountain Addicts will find your perfect match.

Mel Makepeace

Ski Guide & Owner
Mel is the owner of Mountain Addicts, an ACMG Ski Guide and Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. She began her career as a ski patroller in 2008 and now travels the world ski touring and heli-ski guiding. Mel particularly loves facilitating mountain travel confidence in women.

Eric Dahlberg

Ski Guide
Eric is an ACMG Ski Guide, Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and Apprentice Rock Guide.  Eric has a broad range of mountaineering experience and remains eternally enthusiastic. He looks forward to sharing his love for the mountains with you.

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  • Ability to travel in the winter backcountry

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