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crevasse rescue practice

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Where are some good spots for crevasse rescue practice preferably in Washington. I would like to get a few willing victims, ahem, folks together and make an afternoon of it perhaps around Christmas when I'm in town.

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If you want to use real crevasses, you'll probably have to wait until spring. Popular places include the Easton and Coleman Glaciers on Mt. Baker, and the Nisqually Glacier on Rainier. However, anywhere you can find a very steep snow wall will work for hauling Z-Pulleys, such as a ploughed parking lot at a ski area or the lot at Paradise. Prusiking up a rope can be done anywhere you can manage to hang a rope- your garage, Marymoor Rock, you name it.

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You can verify that the sytem works just about anywhere theres an open field and you can spread out a bit(camp long, the open fields at UW, etc etc), you'll just need a couple of pieces of rebar to drive into the ground to use as temporary anchors. However you won't be able to practice making deadman anchors unless you find a good patch of snow somewhere.

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The Paradise parking lot--used it for both regular crevasse rescue practice, and also with the sleds when we were getting ready for Denali. Good practice area and can't beat the approach

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There is a nice cornice that forms just a little below Panorama point and east of the main route. It has a nice runout at the bottom so any falls would not hurt to bad, and the top is plenty big and flat, good for setting anchors, and setting up Z rigs.

 

Good Luck

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Mazama Glacier out of Sunrise Camp (Mt. Adams) is prolly still got some crevasses open on it (I doubt around Xmas though). Not sure if the Yakima Indians have closed the road up to Bird Creek Meadows for the season yet.

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