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  • 2024 Glacier Climbing Course

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  • Registration will open at 1:00 AM on November 12th, 2023.
  • Refresh this page occasionally until an orange “Register” button appears under the event details in the green box on the left of the screen
  • If the course has filled up prior to your registration, please Join the Waitlist. See below for more waitlist information.

Course Information & Requirements

We're so excited you're here! Thank you for your interest in the OSAT Glacier Climbing Course. For the most updated course information please review our web-page

When you sign up, please keep a few things in mind:

  • Check your email ASAP: After you register check your email for instructions on what to do between now and the start of the course. There is gear you must buy before the first event, and you will need to enroll in our online learning center in Google Classroom. 
  • Event Attendance: Attendance at events is 100% mandatory. Please you clear your calendar with employers, teachers and family in advance of signing up to make sure you can make it to everything. Important dates are at bottom of this page.
  • Required Monthly Conditioner: Every student is required to complete one scheduled conditioning hike per month. These conditioners are generally a half-day or longer,  6 to 10 miles, and 2,500 to 4,000 feet elevation gain. Get ready to sweat! They are fun, but not easy.
  • Gmail Email Address: Every student is required to have a Gmail email address by the time the course begins. We'll be using Google Classroom for class work associated with the course.
  • Course Fee: The course fee of $175 covers the cost of the electronic syllabus,  group gear, classroom space, and Mount Rainier climbing fees. The fee must be paid upon registering. Those who don't pay will be dropped from the course (sorry!). The course fee does NOT include the cost of your individual mountaineering equipment.
  • Course Gear: Proper attire and gear is important, but expensive. You can mitigate costs by renting, borrowing, or purchasing used gear, but costs can still add up. We aim to stagger the gear requirements to help break up the upfront costs. However, you should begin planning the expenses ahead of time. First gear purchases are required to attend the first field trip in January 6th, 2024. More details regarding the specific time and gear requirements will be provided soon.
  • Course Refunds: The course fee is refundable until December 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm. If you sign up for the course and decide to withdraw before that time, a refund will be made to you by check (minus a $25 processing charge).

Waitlist Information

  • After the first 70 students are selected, students will be put on a wait list. Wait-listed members will be notified by email if an opening become available. You will not be charged until you become enrolled in the course.
  • If you are wait-listed, keep an eye on your email (please)! You will have 24 hours to respond and sign up once you're contacted about a spot opening. 

2024 Glacier Climbing Course Event Dates

Seminar/Field trip 1: January 6th 
Seminar 2: January 23rd 
Field Trip 2: February 3rd
Seminar 3: February 20th 
Field Trip 3: March 17th 
Seminar 4: March 27th
Seminar 5: April 23rd 
Field Trip 4: April 6th and April 13th (Two Options)
Seminar 6: May 14th
Field trip 5: May 4th to May 5th
Field trip 6: June 1st to June 2nd

Dates are subject to change.


C. Ian O'Leary

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