Women's Mentor Group: Anchor Session - Monday, May 29, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Nameless Park in Sunnyside (804 5ave NW) 
Date(s) & Time:   Monday, May 29, 2017 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, May 29, 2017 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 Hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 20
Maximum No. Guests: 10
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 2
Number Registered So Far:   13 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   Yes


Would you like to build your anchor knowledge & skill so you can confidently build solid anchors in the field? Come out and practice anchor building Monday night!

This event is inspired by the Women's Mentoring group, but participants of all genders are welcome.

Susan is a self-professed nerd for all things anchor, including equalizing, materials, and loading.

This session will focus on the following:

  • EARNEST (Equalizing, Angles Appropriate, Redundant, Non- Extending, Strong, and Timely), and how to balance these desirable anchor characteristics. There is almost always trade-offs to be made.
  • Basic anchor building (e.g. two bolts)
  • More complicated arrangements (e.g 3+ "equalized" pieces, considering upward pull)
  • Limitations & how to choose what kind of anchor technique is appropriate
  • Basics of the materials (e.g. spectra, cordalette, dynamic vs static, etc)

After a group discussion, we will move on to hands on anchor building practice.

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, anchor building items (biners, slings, cordelette, etc), appropriate clothing for an evening outdoors in May.

Recommended Items to Bring:
If you are really keen, read up on this article ahead of time: http://www.rescuedynamics.ca/articles/pdfs/Earn estAnchors3.pdf

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Nameless Outdoor Park in Sunnyside

804 5ave NW

Highly recommended to use Google to navigate, as the neighbourhood can be a bit tricky to find.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM.