SHORT GLACIER COURSE
Introduction to glacier
Learn to walk and climb
This course gives you an introduction to walking and climbing in the glacier. No prior knowledge about glaciers needed.
This course let you learn the basics of glacier walking with a focus on the blue ice. It also includes an introduction into rescuing and climbing.
Short glacier courses is similar to day 1, 2 and 5 on the complete glacier course. You might come back later to take the rest.
If you want to learn the basics of how to traverse glaciers, this is the course for you.
We meet in the morning. After an introduction of each others and going through the program, we start learning about glacier equipment and knots.
Then we walk to the blue ice to learn how to use crampons, ice axe, ice-screws and the rope. We also practice how to tie ourselves together into the rope. After a lunch on the ice, we walk into the ice formations tied together. Now we start to practice route selection and how to use the rope team and ice screws to make the journey safe.
In the evening you will learn the theory about rescuing people from a crevasse.
The first half of the day will be used to practice rescuing on ice. All of you will be lowered into a crevasse, and the others need to rescue you using the method of ‘lose rolle’ or pulley. After lunch we will move into the blue ice formations again to practice route selection and safety routines.
In the evening you will learn about alpine dangers, and how to rescue from a snow crevasse.
The last day we moves back to the blue ice. You will try basic climbing and rappell, and any other themes you want to learn more about. After lunch, you will be offered a trip into the ice where you must take all decisions yourself. The guide will only look after your safety.
After an evaluation, the course ends early in the evening.
We always use certified guides. In addition, this activity includes hire of glacier equipment (helmet, harness, ice axe, crampons, ice screws, carabiners, ropes).
Look at the FAQ section below for a detailed list of equipment you need to bring yourself.