Crevasse Rescue

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Crevasses in The Palisades

Crevasse rescue refers to a set of techniques for rescuing a climber who has fallen into a crevasse.


Crevasse rescue begins with bringing the correct gear.


There are several techniques used in many of the rescue procedures described below, most of which warrant their own articles:

Pulley Systems

Snow Anchor Construction

Using Ascenders

Texas Prussik

See Texas Prussik.

Rescue Procedures

Self Rescue

Two-Person Rescue

Three-Person Rescue

See Also