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Our 2000 Trips:

Wrangell - St. Elias


Base Camp Skiing and Mountaineering
Dog Mushing
Extreme Skiing and Snowboarding
Ice Climb Valdez
Photo Safari

Alaska Range

Contact Us

Richard Villa of Saint Elias Alpine Guides:
Crevasse Rescue Course

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Crevasse Rescue
Glacier Travel Clinic

Saturdays and Sundays this Spring!

This is a two day clinic for beginners to advanced skill levels held throughout the months of February, March, and April.

Price: $150 a day

For registration and scheduling options,
please call Virtual Valdez 279-1436

Class meets at Worthington Glacier pullout @ 9:00 am each day
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Day One:
Day Two:
  • Basic Avalanche awareness
  • Practical Glaciology
  • Snow and Ice Anchor Placement
  • Glacier Travel
  • Crevasse Rescue
  • Hauling Systems
  • Lowering Systems
  • Scenario Drills

+Dress for Backcountry Activity

The course involves periods of activity and periods of rest. Please dress warmly.

+ Please bring your own Lunch and snacks

+Should have the following equipment

  • One Rope (per three People)
  • Harness
  • Belay device
  • Cordellette (16 feet of 6 mil cord)
  • 2 large, locking carabiners
  • pulley
  • 2 carabiners
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Sponsored by:
Richard Villa of St.Elias Alpine Guides( )
Stephen Lanier of Virtual Valdez ( )
Valdez Alpine Club (835-5182)
McCarthy Class meets at the Mother Lode PowerHouse

© Copyright 1997 Virtual Valdez.