2021 GCC Updates

As a result of the continuing coronavirus environment  we will not be offering the OSAT Glacier Climbing Course in 2021

What does this mean for you?

2020 Students: You will be offered the opportunity to register early for the 2022 Glacier Climbing Course.  Keep an eye out in Summer/ Fall 2021 for more information and next steps.

Instructors: We will be offering continuing education for all instructors as Washington State and King County restrictions allow. Training will begin with virtual refreshers, shift to in-person technical skills when allowed, and may culminate with Leadership climbs. (Fingers crossed!) Check the OSAT calendar for the next event. Participants must be GCC graduates.

If you have questions about the future plans for OSAT's Glacier Climbing Course, please contact 2021 GCC Chair, Shawna Lamoree.

For general questions about registration contact 2021 GCC Registrar, Mia Fine,

 2021 Course Documents

2021 GCC Course Flyer

2020 GCC Syllabus 

(2021 Syllabus to come)  

Pack weight calculator.xls.xlsx

Instructor Documents
Instructor Dates and Small Group Leader Requirements

How to Add Conditioners to the Calendar

How to Cancel a Registrant

Conditioner Log

2021 GCC Committee


Glacier Climbing Course FAQs

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 will learn about how to choose and use mountaineering equipment, maintain the safety of their team, navigation, ice axe self-arrest techniques, proper roped travel skills, crevasse rescue and snow camping.

Q: What is required?

A: The course requires participants to undertake a serious conditioning and training regimen. Seminars, field trips, and conditioners require 100 percent attendance in order to be eligible for graduation.

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