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Glacier Travel: Crevasse Rescue: Hauling Methods for Team Rescue
The principal hauling methods for team rescue - brute force, single pulley, Z-pulley, and piggyback systems - are described here.
Glacier Travel: Crevasse Rescue: Inside the Crevasse
The fallen climber has work to do down inside the cravasse, beginning with the moment of recovery from the fall.
Glacier Travel: Crevasse Rescue: Prusiking Methods for Self-Rescue
Self-rescue is often the easiest and fastest crevasse rescue, regardless of party size. Learn 2 good self-rescue methods for ascending the rope.
Glacier Travel: Crevasse Rescue: Rescue Response
Learn the principal crevasse rescue steps: Set up a secure anchor system. Communicate with the fallen climber. Devise and carry out the rescue plan.
Glacier Travel: Crevasse Rescue: Special Rescue Situations
A crevasse rescue can be complicated by any number of unusual twists. What to do when you encounter these special situations.
Glacier Travel: Fundamentals: Crossing a Crevasse Field
Climbers have a number of ways to get safely across a field of crevasses. Adapt the techniques described here as needed in the field.
Glacier Travel: Fundamentals: Detecting Crevasses
The first step in safe glacier travel is figuring out where the crevasses are and picking a route through them.
Glacier Travel: Fundamentals: Using the Rope
The first rule of safe glacier travel is very simple:
! Especially in areas above the firn line where snow-covered cravasses are likely.
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