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 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. 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.

If you are interested in taking the Glacier Climbing Course, become a member now and join in on appropriate outdoor and social activities.  Registration for the 2020 GCC is now closed, but as a member you will be able to participate in social and non-technical outdoor activities in 2020 and take the GCC in 2021.  

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Registrar, Brisa Halviatti, at Course dates and documents are provided below:

 2020 Course Documents

 Instructor Documents

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