Glacier Climbing Course

Q: Who can participate?

A: The GCC is for members of a 12 step recovery program, their family and friends. In order to enroll in the course, you must be an OSAT club member. For more information on how to become an OSAT club member, please visit 

Q: What skills will be taught?

A: During the six month course, students learn about equipment selection and usage, group safety, wilderness navigation, proper ice axe usage, roped travel, crevasse rescue and snow camping.

Q: What is required?

A: The course requires participants to undertake a serious conditioning and training regimen. This will prepare you to climb mountains safely like Mt. Baker at 10,781 ft. and Mt. Rainier at 14,411 ft. Seminars, field trips and conditioners require 100 percent attendance in order to be eligible for graduation.

The 2018 GCC is underway. 

If you are interested in taking the course next year, become a member now , join in on appropriate outdoor and social activities this year, and be on the inside when...

...enrollment for the 2019 course becomes available sometime in November, 2018.

 2018 Course Documents

 2017 Course Documents

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