Crevasse Rescue

Crevasse Rescue

Crevasse rescue is an integral part of mountaineering and a necessary skill to build before venturing up more technical mountains. Learn and practice the skills you will need for glaciated mountains from Kulshan/Kweq’ Smánit (Baker) to Tahoma (Rainier) itself. This class takes place on the slopes of Mt. Tahoma (Rainier) and can offer inspiring views of the surrounding peaks, along with the chance to learn and recreate as part of a professional, safety focused, and fun group.


Rescue Skills – 3-1 Systems – Glacier Skills

Difficulty Level

Hard: Requires participants to have taken Snow Skills course or to be familiar with snow travel and self-arrest. Includes learning and building complex rope systems.


One day

2023 Schedule:

Custom dates

Price: $300 per person

Available Trips

Please contact us to book a class for your group of 4-8, or to be added to an existing class!

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Trip Details


  • 9 AM: Meet time and introductions

Learning Goals

  • 2-4 person crevasse rescue
  • Local geography
  • Cultural history


  • Meet Location: TBD
  • Meet Time: 9 AM
  • End Time: Approximately 3 PM

Gear Provided

  • Backpack for group gear carried by guide
  • First-aid kit and satellite phone
  • Rope
  • 3-1 system kit


Indigenous Land


“It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”

Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project

The traditional homeland of the Nisqually people includes about two million acres of the Nisqually River drainage from Mt. Rainier to Olympia. They have inhabited this land for thousands of years, since, according to their history, their ancestors, the Squalli-absch, came north across the Cascades from the Great Basin. Nisqually life, territory, and culture have been heavily impacted by the European invasion of the Puget Sound area, and they have fought hard to maintain their identity and dignity in the face of displacement, violence, and suppression. Multiple names around the Puget Sound area honor Leschi, a war chief of the Nisqually Tribe during the mid 19th century, who, along with his brother Quiemuth, led the fight for his people’s right to remain on their ancestral homeland. 

The Nisqually way of life revolves around salmon, and today, they lead the stewardship of fisheries resources in the Nisqually River area. The tribe operates two fish hatcheries on Clear Creek and Kalama Creek. The tribe’s resilience, dedication, and commitment can be seen in their continued efforts to come alongside, guide, and lead these efforts to care for the land.
Nisqually is a Southern Coast Salish language, and is a dialect of Lushootseed. Stories, songs, and other Nisqually language resources can be found on the tribe’s website,

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