Heading out on a glacier soon? Want to learn the quickest way to pull your partner out of the crevasse, and get yourself out of a crevasse, quickly and with a minimal amount of gear? Look no further. I have drawn on years of expedition experience, my training through the American Mountain Guide Association, and other guides who are also experts in this field to create this progressive online course.
This video does not replace in-person instruction, but it does cost less, and is extremely convenient. Climbing is dangerous! Climb at your own risk. In-person instruction will help you refine these skills and techniques prior to using them in a real mountain situation.
If you are heading to Denali, check out my complete guide to climbing that mountain. This curriculum is included in that course. https://howtodenali.com/p/denali
Mark Smiley has been climbing, skiing and guiding for the better part of this life. His passion for adventure has taken him around the world. 5 Denali expeditions, and 20+ expeditions to places like China, Peru, Ecuador, Across Europe, Canada and Alaska, have given Mark a ton of experience to draw from.
He and his wife are the only people in the world to have climbing on all 50 Classic Climbs of North America (48 successfully). Additionally, he was part of a team to set a world record skiing across the entire Alps Mountain Range in a mere 36 days.
His teaching style is fun, concise and easy to understand. As an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, he is among the world's elite guides to reach this status. More important than this certification, is his candid style of conveying to you the best of the best information and techniques that will really help you. Through this course you will tap into his expertise, skills, and knowledge for real world learning.
Don't let crevasses scare you away. Like many things in life, having a better understanding of the actual risks, and how to minimize them, will boost your confidence to set out and have a real adventure.