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.  

GCC 2021 planning is currently in process! Registration for the 2021 GCC opens in January 2021.

We will provide more information about the 2021 GCC in early October 2020.  

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Registrar for GCC 2021, Mia Fine, at

 2020 Course Documents

 Instructor Documents

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