Crevasse Rescue Made Easy

Learn the fast and easy way to do crevasse rescue. Leaning on modern techniques and equipment, this process is a breeze. Learn how in under two hours.

Traveling On A Glacier Soon? If Yes, Then You Need These Skills:

  • So many great adventures involve glacier travel
  • Whether on skis or foot, you need these skills
  • Reviewing and practicing will boost your confidence and safety margin

If Yes, Then You Need These Skills:

  • Extract yourself, or your partner, out of a crevasse quickly
  • Reduce stress in a stressful situation
  • No need to be a 'knot ninja' to master this method

Forever Access

No subscriptions. No time limits. Reference this course forever.

One Of A Kind Course

This unique course tackles the avalanche problems with real case studies.

Easy To Complete

In less than two hours, you will have what you need to know.

What sets this course apart?

  • Get educated on your schedule.
  • Access future updates for free.
  • Ask direct questions to Mark Smiley throughout.
  • Safe learning environment. Be bold with your questions.

Video Curriculum

  • What you're going to learn (0:41) Preview
Roping Up for Glacier Travel
  • Rigging Yourself for Glacier Travel (10:25)
  • Test Your Knowledge 1
Haul Your Butt Out of that Crack!
  • Getting Your Own Butt Out of the Crack (17:14)
  • Test Your Knowledge 2
Crevasse Rescue for Climber
  • Haul Your Buddy Out with Minimal Gear (21:55)
  • Update: Intro (1:05)
  • Update: Transfer Weight to the Anchor (2:19)
  • Update: Spoc, Superman Squat, New Masterpoint (7:29)
  • Update: Quick Review (1:09)
  • Test Your Knowledge 3
Crevasse Rescue for Skiers
  • Progress Capture Devices (7:38)
  • Deep vs Shallow Rescue Systems (3:56)
  • Backyard Practice Intro (1:57)
  • Build Ski Anchor with Minimal Gear (1:39)
  • Prep Lip, Pad Lip, Rappel to Victim (3:34)
  • Reascend & Haul (9:01)
  • Test Your Knowledge 4
Bonus Videos
  • How To Rig A Sled (11:22)
  • Whiteout Navigation (1:06)
  • Rope Options Explained (8:22)

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Digital Avalanche Course

Digital course on your own pace
  • Complete the course on your schedule. Use the video lessons as a reference for future refreshing.
  • You can ask Mark Smiley direct questions throughout.

I'm a relatively experienced climber and skier, but still found many useful tips and tricks in this course. Crevasse rescue can be an uber complicated subject, but Mark breaks it down into simple, easy-to-understand components. It's easy to pause, rewind, and re-watch the videos as many times as needed. Mark also provides updated content as new gear and refined techniques become available so the content always stays up to date. Highly recommended!

Andrew Traylor

Thank you for what you do! I climbed and skied Mt. Rainier in a single push with a team of two last spring. We couldn’t have felt comfortable up there in that terrain if my buddy hadn’t bought your crevasse rescue course. We both obsessed over the videos in preparation. Your vids helped us be so much safer and gear efficient.

Hayden Beck

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I ask Mark Smiley questions throughout the course?

Yes. Every video has a place where you can write in questions, and Mark will reply personally.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

When does the course start and finish?

Right now. Your pace. Yours forever.

Meet your instructor
Mark Smiley

Mark Smiley's passion for adventure has taken him on 30+ expeditions on five continents. He and his wife, Janelle, are the only people that have attempted to climb all 50 Classic Climbs of North America (48 successfully). He was part of a team to set a world record skiing across the entire Alps Mountain Range (1100 miles and 292,000 vertical feet) in a mere 36 days.

His teaching style is fun, mellow and easy to understand. As an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, Mark is among the world's elite guides to reach this status. More important than this certification, is his candid style of conveying to you the best techniques that will help you the most.

Victor Caldua was a friend and mountain guide and father who died in an avalanche while climbing Alpamayo, Peru. He left behind a wonderful wife, Alicia, and two amazing and talented daughters, Vanessa and Estefani. 10% of the profit from this course will be gifted to Victor's family for their education expenses. Vanesse wants to be an engineer and Estefani wants to be a mountain guide.

Sept 22, 2022 Update: $8500 sent to the family, to help with school expenses. We committed to supporting their needs indefinitely. As more people enroll, their education prospects increase.