In 2018 a few friends and myself signed up for an advanced crevasse rescue course after having to miss the 2017 date as we were all on a trip climbing Mount Whitney at the time. It was a small ratio of people and two attendees weren’t able to make the field day giving three of us the entire day to dial in our newly learned skills.
Each of us took turns running through the entire system in all roles on the rope from leading to middle and fallen climbers. We set up the entire system individually including descending to our fallen climber and re-ascending the rope to finish setting up the haul.
I really enjoyed the additional crevasse rescue skills and training with a more advanced system. Diversifying crevasse rescue systems is part of the fun of learning and keeping skills sharp. Understanding the system and multiple ways to perform crevasse rescue is critical when navigating glacial terrain.
A fun day out with stellar people! Looking forward to continuing to practice and keep my crevasse skills up-to-date and regularly sharpened.