Progression and glacier rescue course

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Intended for mountain climbers or skiers who want to acquire the skills to function independently in a glacier (roping, progression and self-rescue), to deal with security climbing and skiing tours of scale in areas such as the Alps

Requirements: Knowing simple function in snowy terrain. Good use of crampons and ice axe.

Course summary

  • Interpretation and progression on the glacier.
  • Material glacier roping and rescue.
  • Glacier types
  • Anchors in snow (ice axe, skis)
  • Hoists (Simple, Mariner...)
  • Systems for fixed rope climb.

Necessary equipment

  • Backpack 35l
  • Mountaineering boots (rigid or semi-rigid)
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Crampons with antiboots (automatic or semiautomatic adapted to boots)
  • Classic ice axe(T)
  • Single rope
  • 2 HMS carabineers
  • 2 locking carabineers
  • Pulley (Mini Traxion)
  • 2 5mm slings and 1m long
  • 2 120 belay runners and 180cm
  • Belay/Rappel device
  • Waterproof pants & jacket
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Thermal shirt and socks.
  • Down / fibber Jacket
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses and blizzard
  • Cream for the face and lips
  • Water and food
Note: Should you miss any of these material (harness, helmet, ice axes and crampons) let us know and we will advice you on the best rental options Recommended material:
  • gaiters


  • Professional AEGM Mountain Guide (info)
  • Logistics reserves in shelters or shelters in the valley if needed
  • RC and accident insurance in the mountains for days of activity
  • Collective Course material (carabiners, ice screws, first aid kit, radio, maps, etc.)

Not included

  • Transportation to the course location and during the same
  • Accommodation
  • Material and personal equipment
  • Everything that is not detailed in the previous point.