Sarah will be teaching a rope rescue course that is geared for ice
climbing. Topics will include:
· minimum required equipment for rescue in the single/multi-
· Managing anchors for rescue systems – single/multi-pitch, ice
· Escaping the belay system and transferring the load onto an
· Ascending a rope
· Rappelling with an injured climber
· Raising and lowering systems
· Passing a knot
· Self rescue
· Reversing certain belay methods
She will cover safe decision making, special things to consider for
ice climbing, implications of carrying out a rescue in technical
terrain in the cold, and safety protocols.
Please review the following knots: munter mule combination, clove
hitch, some sort of bend (fishermans or flemish) so we can cover this
ambitious outline in 1 day. Reviewing "Climbing self-rescue
improvising solutions for serious situations" by Andy Tyson and
Molly Loomis will also be helpful.
The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a
full ACMG Alpine Guide. (See Sarah's brief Bio
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and
this is based on who can deliver their $125
INTERAC e-Transfer first to the ACC Treasurer at
Remember to include your name, email and the course it is for!
Also, send a follow-up email to the Treasurer
with the password.
Required Items to Bring:
Sarah will confirm required gear depending which location is chosen
in her email prior to the course
Recommended Items to Bring:
Sarah will confirm recommended gear depending which location is
chosen in her email prior to the course
How to Get There:
Sarah will decide and email the participants 3-4
days before the course. If the weather is nice we will go to
Yamnuska if the weather is bad we will go to the Cave in Canmore
and the admission to the gym will be $10 for the course. She will
also confirm the start time if different than 8 am.
Sarah Hueniken's brief Bio.
Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in
Canmore for over 14 years. As a full ACMG
Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding
and alpine and her winters guiding ice and
routes. Having climbed for over 20 years, Sarah
has traveled and worked in various places
throughout the US, Mexico, South America and
to explore the mountains of the world.
have included a first ascent of a
6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5),
ice lines in Iceland, participating in various
climbing competitions and achieving a personal
goal of climbing 5.13. Sarah also works with
Chicks with Picks, NOLS, and is an Outdoor
Research and Sterling Rope sponsored athlete.
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This trip will be a first-come-first-serve based on who can deliver
their payment first.
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is available 2 weeks before, ONLY if qualified
participant from waiting list is available. No
date changes, withdrawals or refunds 1 week
the course starts.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 09:00 PM.