This is a training course for anyone planning to climb a glacier for the first time or anyone needing to review these techniques, which are so quickly forgotten. Whether you’re being guided or not, it’s crucial to know the basic concepts of crevasse rescue.



  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to rescue someone who’s fallen into a crevasse
  • Know how to react if you are facing a crisis situation on the mountain
  • Know glacier tie-in procedures for 2 or 3 people, with or without a sled
  • Set up a belay station on snow / ice
  • Know how to get out of a rope team
  • Know one technique to ascend a rope
  • Know one hauling technique or one pulley system
  • Know one rappelling / descent technique


The Crevasse Rescue training course includes:

  • FQME and AGMA certified instructor
  • Technical and instructional material
  • 20$ discount on the book Freedom of the Hills (value of 45$ – promo code Freedom)

The Crevasse Rescue training course doesn’t includes:

Number of participants per instructor

  • Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
  • Form a group of 6 and 1 person doesn’t pay
  • Enter the following promotion code when booking your course to get your freebie: groupede6

Minimum age

  • 15 years old



  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.

Schedule for the day:

  • 8:45: Welcome reception at the LA LIBERTÉ NORD-SUD mountain hut and hand-out of equipment
  • 9:00-11:00: Assessment of participants’ knowledge (knots, tying-in and anchors)
  • 11:00-15:30: Practice different rescue situations
  • 15:30-15:45: Feedback about the day and conclusion
  • 15:45-16:00: Return equipment and end of the day


  • Most winter Sundays if the minimum number of participant is achieved

This cours is also available upon request, 10% discount on reservation during the week (promo code: 10%semaine)

Please contact us at 438-871-7133 or

Date changes, cancellations and refunds

Read pour policies here.

Personal gear to bring

  • 1 lunches and snacks
  • 1 litre of hot water or beverage
  • Synthetic clothing (that dries quickly) for your base layer
  • Polar-fleece jacket
  • Windproof, soft-shell or waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket (with or without sleeves – recommended) – to keep you warm when we’re not moving
  • Day backpack (30–40 litres)
  • Tuque, scarf, mittens and gloves (2 pairs)
  • Old ski pants or outdoor pants (high probability of tearing your pants with crampons) – bring tape if your pants are baggy around the calves
  • Gaiters (recommended to protect pants)dscn1112
  • One pair of warm socks
  • Change of clothes for the trip home
  • Lip balm and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles
  • Camera

OPTIONAL personal gear to bring (for your safety, we believe you should always have these items when venturing outdoors):

  • Basic first aid kit
  • Flashlight (headlamp, if possible)
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

MOUNTAINEERING equipment to bring

Note: The items in the following list are recommended in order for you to be independent.

If you don’t have all of these items, you can rent individual pieces from us or the whole set for $30 (tax incl.) per day.

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Mountain boots
  • Crampons with antibott system
  • 1 mountaineering axe
  • 1 technical ice tool (hammer)
  • 1 self-belaying lanyard (Beal’s DynaConnexion or equivalent)
  • 5 large locking carabiners
  • 2 oval carabiners (without screw locks)
  • 2 runners (120 cm)
  • 1 cord (6 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 cord (2 m of 7-mm cord)
  • 1 belay device (Reverso, ATC, etc.)
  • 1 pulley (optional)
  • 1 Jumar (optional)
  • 1 ice screw
  • 1 snow stake (optional)


  • We highly recommand the purchase of this instructional book, a must-have for climbers and mountain lovers.

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