High Angle Alpine Rescue for the Mountain Rescuer

Participants will need to have mountain boots, crampons, ice axe, and a good baseline fitness level to attend this workshop. Additional information on the workshop (eg. other personal equipment requirements, logistics, and etc) will be sent to you two weeks prior to the class. Workshop size limited to 10 students. This is an unique opportunity. Sign up early as this workshop will fill up quickly!

Cost and Logistics

  • Dates: September 25th-26th, 2019
  • Not Included: Lodging, Food, and Transportation. See our Getting Here page for area information.
  • Venue: TBD 
  • Cancellation Policy:  60% of the cost can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the workshop start.  No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop for which you are registered.  We cannot be responsible for any personal or travel conditions that may prevent attendance at the course.


This advanced level 2-day “hands on” workshop is structured for experienced mountain rescuers committed to reinforcing their technical rope rescue skills in the alpine terrain setting. Our primary emphasis in this “team oriented” overview will be exploring select rigging options and techniques (including patient securing/packaging considerations in a litter, anchoring in rock and snow, and station transitions) for a multi-pitch long lowering operation on steep alpine snow, ice and mixed conditions. Much of our time will be spent in realistic, practical, and challenging terrain settings in around the Silverton area. This course will focus on steep snow and alpine conditions