CTC Snow 3- Glacial Travel & Crevasse Rescue August 6, 2022



Christchurch Tramping Club Snow-3

(Glacial Travel and Cravas Rescue)


*** This course is a custom course for current members of the Christchurch Tramping Club ***



You need to have attended either CTC Snow Craft 1 or an OENZ 2-Day Alpine skills course. If you believe you have the necessary skills but have not completed either of the above courses, please contact us before booking.


Postponement date


The postponement date for all three CTC custom courses is 17th-18th SepSeptember 2021. If you’re booking this course please ensure you are available to attend the course on the scheduled date as well as the postponement date.

Please note – Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend the postponement date unless approved by OENZ before booking.




This course is delivered in the Craigieburn Range, close to Castle Hill village. The course starts in Darfield (30 mins from Christchurch) at 7:30 am.

The practical components of the course are delivered in the Craigieburn Range. We access the snow via Broken River or Mt Cheeseman ski field and drive to our lodge in  Arthurs Pass Village at the end of the day. The group and your instructor will decide the exact location for the second day during the trip planning session depending on local weather and snow conditions.

The course finishes at approximately 4 pm in Arthurs Pass or Castle Hill village.




Accommodation is in the CTC hut in Arthurs Pass.

Please note: CTC hut fees are not included in the course cost and are to be paid to CTC separately.





Avalanche awareness gear
Avalanche gear


All you will need for this course is waterproof boots and normal outdoor clothing. We will supply all the mountaineering and avalanche equipment for you if you don’t have your own.  You can find a packing list and course outline at the bottom of this page.





Food is not provided on this course. We recommend packing plenty of snacks and lunches that do not require cooking. The lodge has a full kitchen & fridge that you are welcome to use. Alternatively, the local pub in Arthurs Pass serves basic meals and refreshments.




Meet your instructor at Darfield bakery at 7:30 am on Saturday morning.




This crevasse rescue course Includes


Snow anchor testing


  • Alpine knots
  • Roping up for glacier travel
  • Escaping the system


Terrain travel 

  • Moving in glaciated terrain
  • Crossing crevasses


Haul systems

  • 2:1 assisted hoist
  • 6:1 Unassisted hoist



Rescue scenario’s

Roped-up for glacier travel
  • Holding falls
  • Buddy rescue
  • Small party rescue scenarios


Snow anchors

  • T- Slot snow anchor for crevasse rescue



Min & Max numbers

4 person min & 8 people maximum.



Course outline
Packing list


*Minimum 4 people needed to run a course

Course booking form

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Bookings are $499 per participant

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+64 3 329 9076

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Course Timing

7:00PM to 4:00pm