Crevasse Self Rescue: What You Need to Know

Squamish, BC based IFMGA guide Julia Niles has been guiding for 16 years. One of the few internationally certified female mountain guides, she has guided expeditions on Denali, Aconcagua, and numerous places between. She has crossed off first ascents in South Africa, Wyoming, and Canada, climbed El Capitan six times and became the first female to solo the Grand Traverse alone in a day less than six months after losing half of her left lung.

Niles recently released this video through G3 University demonstrating how to self rescue from a crevasse using prussiks.

 

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NOTE: This video does not replace proper mountain safety training. These videos are meant only as a refresher for experienced backcountry mountain travelers or as a teaser to get skiers and riders excited to take a course and learn more.

 

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