Saturday, August 15, 2015

AMS Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue, Hoeschen 8/15

Instructors Josh Hoeschen and Chelsea Bomba are teaching a 2 day workshop at the Matanuska Glacier this week-end.

This is a very skill intensive workshop that teaches climbing techniques and safety systems necessary to travel safely on a glacier.  The instructors will cover knots, harnesses, crampon use, self-arrest positions, placing protection and building anchors.

The students will form rope teams and practice traveling and route finding skills.  They will also learn fixed line ascension techniques at a crevasse or suitable cliff face.

This is a great beginner workshop!

Knot class taken by Josh Hoeschen

Fixed line ascension 

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