Crevasse Rescue Dry Practice

November 30th 2023


The session will start promptly at 7pm in the Tech Lab. Please arrive early.


*** Although non-members can sign up, the only guests that will be accepted are VOC members ***


*** Payment is required in advance to be moved from the waitlist to the participant list. The course fee is non-refundable. As of Nov 12th, I will not add more people to the participant list unless some people cancel ***


All participants must complete a hive waiver:


This crevasse rescue dry training session is intended to cover the basics of:

  • Recommended gear including traditional methods vs modern mechanical devices
  • Tying in
  • Haul systems
  • Ascending ropes (theory only as the Hive does not have any ropes)
  • Snow anchors
  • Glacier travel advice


All skill levels are welcome. The only pre-requisites are knowledge of the knots listed below.


Please practice the following knots before the session. We will not review these knots during the course.



I system that I will teach is based on the following video.


Required equipment:

-Climbing harness


Strongly recommended equipment:

-3 locking biners

-3 non-locking biners

-1 120cm sling

-1 short prussic cord (5mm ~1.5m; or hollow block)

-1 long prussic cord (5mm, 6m)

-1 pulley (optional)


Additional recommended equipment (much or the instruction on rope systems will focus on how to use these devices):

-Petzl Micro Traxion (or similar progress capture pulley)

-Petzl Tibloc


I have extra biners, pulleys and some cord which I will bring.

I may ask other people to bring ropes depending on the number of participants.

Guest sign-up

Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.