What: With the weather warming up, it’s great to picture a whole summer spent outdoors on the crag/cliff/mountain. However, in addition to your climbing skills, do you have the skills and knowledge to get yourself and your partner out of an unexpected or emergency situation?
We have arranged training with Snowdonia Mountain Guides for improvised rescue training. Typical skills covered are:
- Tying off a belay plate and an Italian Hitch
- Ascending a rope or prusiking
- Creating an ‘auto-block’ or progress capture system
- Escaping the belay system both in-reach and out of reach
- Basic hoists – Assisted Hoist, Unassisted Hoist and mechanical advantage
- Abseil rescues
- Calling out mountain rescue or coastguard
Where: Camping in Snowdonia
Who: Attendees should already be experienced in trad lead climbing outdoors, including setting up anchors and abseiling.
As the club offers training as an investment in promoting skills and best practice among members, we ask that you are an active member and have been on at least 4 Rockhopper meets before this.
How much: Cost for the training will be up to £150 per person; this represents excellent value as it can typically cost £300 per person outside of a group booking. Additionally, the Rockhoppers Mountaineering Club will be offering a subsidy, however the value of this will be agreed once numbers are confirmed (will be divided per person from a fixed pot). Payment will be requested in advance of the training weekend to confirm your spot.
Camping, food, travel and any other costs outside of the training will be additional, as per a “regular” Rockhopper meet.
Bookings close on 13 June. To sign up, click the "Book by Email" button to email Anne Stijne. Please put “RMC Rescue Course” in the subject . Please send any queries to the same email.