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The OSAT Glacier Climbing Course will be returning for the 2022 Season!

Registration will open November 10th at 10am.

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

For general questions about registration contact 2022 GCC Registrar Mia F. at registrar@osat.org.

    Glacier Climbing Course FAQs


    Q: Who can participate?

    A: The GCC is for members of 12 step recovery programs as well as their family and friends. In order to enroll in the GCC course, you must first be an OSAT club member. To become an OSAT club member, please visit www.osat.org/join.

    Q: What about COVID-19?

    A: Given that OSAT prioritizes the safety of all members, participation (students and instructors) in the 2022 GCC will require proof of full-vaccination as recommended by state and local guidance. 

    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, snow camping, and crevasse rescue.

    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. GCC participants must be able to attend all in-person events (both indoor and outdoor). Participation requires a willingness to adhere to all safety guidelines published by the 2022 GCC committee. 

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