Crevasse Rescue for the Modern Climber & Skier

Skills for saving your bacon on glacier based adventures

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Heading out on a glacier soon? Crevasse Rescue skills are critical to competent climbers and skiers. Like a seatbelt, you hope to not use it ever, but if the caca hits the fan, you better be ready. If you are hungry to learn this skills, updated for the 2020 climber and skier, look no further. This course draws on years of expedition experience, training through the American Mountain Guide Association, and expert mountain guides to create this uniquely progressive online course.

You are going to learn how to do more with less gear, much faster. Get yourself out of a crevasse, get your buddy out with simple rope systems. We even dive into more complex scenarios. Like if you need to rappel into the crevasse and ascend back out. Planning to be on skis? That is covered in depth as well. All these skills build towards making you a competent asset the next time you rope up for a glacier based adventure. Of course, this video does not replace in-person instruction, but it does cost less, and is extremely convenient to watch it again and again until the skills are second nature.

Additionally, you can ask question Mark Smiley directly, and he will answer your specific questions. It is a personalized and safe learning environment, where the one goal is to make you ready to rock your next glacier adventure with style.

Planning to climb Denali's West Buttress? There is a more comprehensive Denali course, which includes this crevasse rescue content, plus so much more! But no pressure. If you want to start with this course, your tuition fee will be applied to that course tuition.


"Having the ability to re-watch videos, reach out to Mark with questions, as well as access new content that gets released makes this course so worth it in every way. It's like if you were to go out and buy a banana today, and the grocery store started mailing you another one every few months or so, free of charge.. and who doesn't like bonus fruit! Mark's teaching style is easy to follow, engaging, with nice and concise videos that efficiently communicate the topic. I would recommend these courses to anyone who already has somewhat of a background in whatever it is they're practicing (crevasse rescue, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, etc). Now, it is still up to you to have the motivation and discipline to actually go out and practice the skills after watching the videos, but the online classroom is certainly a strong compliment to hands on learning!"

-Reid Wagner | Seattle, WA

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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.
Do I need to be on a glacier to learn?
No. You can practice these skills in your living room. Use a office roller chair for the victim, and a table leg as your anchor.
If I have additional questions will Mark answer them quickly?

I climbed Mt Rainier 52 times while guiding for RMI. During my time there I taught an antiquated version of crevasse rescue to many people. They paid $295 and were grouped with 6-8 other people (some very low skilled). We spent two hour hiking to and from the training location, and then only had a few rushed hours of actual training, where you better get it the first time b/c there is no rewind button, and it was a lot of content we had to get through. Yes, I was able to give real time feedback to these clients, which is great, but I am also able to give you feedback via photos and video you send me. Online learning these technical systems skills is so much more ideal to learn online. I sure wish I had this resource when I was 24.

Having a better understanding of these skills will boost your confidence to set out and have a real adventure.

-Mark Smiley

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