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Application Period

After you read all of the details under the Prerequisites and Rescue-only Portion of the course below,

Apply HERE for Spring Self Rescue!


Applications will close May 23. The class will run from June 7 through June 12.

Stay tuned for more information about the full class for 2022.


WAC Club Policy is that all participants (students and instructors) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please be prepared to show verification at the start of the class.

Cost

Tuition for the 2022 Spring Self Rescue course costs $125. The course fee includes books and all camp fees.

Tuition does not include the cost of membership to the WAC, which is manditory.

2022 student course fees for the full class have not been determined yet.

Prerequisites

Participants will need basic climbing equipment that includes harness, helmet and shoes. We do not expect that students will provide their own trad gear (cams, nuts, etc.). These will be loaned out by instructors on each weekend. If students have gear of their own they are encouraged to bring it to practice with, but this is not required. Students will also need standard outdoor clothing and backpacking gear. Most sessions will take place rain or shine.

Rescue-only Portion of the Course

Skills required to participate include basic rock climbing skills. It builds on the skills acquired in the Basic Class and you should be comfortable with them before applying. In addition to these skills, we want you to have experience in lead belaying. If you're unsure if you currently have the appropriate skills needed for this class, feel free to email questions to wac-icc-chairs@googlegroups.com


Full Course

Skills required to participate include basic glacier travel skills and rock climbing skills. The course application will ask you to provide examples of climbs that demonstrate these skills. It builds on the skills acquired in the Basic Class and you should be comfortable with them before applying. In addition to these skills, we want you to have experience in lead belaying. Lead sport climbing is a big plus. If you're unsure if you currently have the appropriate skills needed for this class, feel free to email questions to wac-icc-chairs@googlegroups.com

An in person skills test may also be administered prior to acceptance in the course.


Each student must be or become a member of the Washington Alpine Club before they are able to pay for the ICC course.

Refund policy: No refunds will be offered for any part of the class after the first Tuesday night class. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis for reasons such as: injuries that prevent the student from safely participating in the class, emergencies as approved by the co-chairs, etc.

How to Apply

To apply for the class you must submit an application (here). When you have been accepted in the class, you'll have one week to pay the course fee. Failing to do so will invalidate your application and we will fill your spot with another applicant.

Applications for Spring Self Rescue class are due on May 23.

We are not accepting applications for the full course at this time. There are separate applications for the full course (or weekends taken a-la carte) and the rescue-only portion of the course.