Ice Axe Self-Arrest Workshop

Event Date
Event Contact

Scott Arnold 385-9243

Join IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills on Saturday, 22 April 2017 (because Bogus remains open on 15 April this date has been pushed to the 22nd). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, crampon use, and rigging a simple pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue. This workshop is open to both the novice and to those looking to refresh their glacier travel skills. Bring your glacier gear if you have it, but if you do not there will be opportunity to borrow gear for hands-on practice.

Scott Arnold will host this event. He is currently working on his goal to summit all of the major Cascade Volcanoes. Scott has successfully completed the Crevasse Rescue and Basic Glacier Travel courses offered by Rainier Mountain Guides (RMI). It is suggested that you bring rigid sole hiking boots, water, a snack and of course, clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. If you are interested in participating, please contact Scott for more details on this event.