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.

If you are interested in taking the Glacier Climbing Course, become a member now and join in on appropriate outdoor and social activities. On December 1, registration for the course becomes available on the calendar. Check back in November/December of 2019 for the 2020 Course Registration.

Registration for the 2019 course has closed and our waitlist is full! If you have questions about your registration, please contact the Registrar, Carly Gintz, at Course dates are posted on the calendar as well as in the document below. 

2019 Course Documents

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