Glacier Travel & Rescue, 2nd Edition

Glacier Travel & Rescue, 2nd Edition

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Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue is a comprehensive course in understanding glaciers, crossing them, avoiding crevasses, and rescuing crevasse victims. Topics covered include: how glaciers form and how crevasses develop; basic principles of glacier travel; route finding; knots and harnesses; holding a fall; rescue techniques, including self-belay and what a victim should do; and glacier skiing and sled hauling. Sidebars feature descriptions of accidents and near-accidents to emphasize the importance of the techniques presented.

  • Technical advice for traveling safely on glaciers and how to perform a rescue should the worst happen.
  • Sidebars provide extra lessons on techniques presented.
  • Large format with photographs showing the techniques discussed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 144 pages,  18.52 x 1.07 x 22.91 cm
  • Nov 30, 1999
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • Language: English
  • Item weight: 299 g

About the Author

Andy Selters has climbed all over North America, Mexico, and Asia and has spent time as a guide and trainer for the American Alpine Institute in Bellingham, Washington. He is the author of four mountain guidebooks and numerous mountaineering articles. He lives in Bishop, California.

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