Crevasse Rescue Practice Session - Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Crescent Park, Calgary, AB T2S 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 04:30 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 03:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Brent Hepfner

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 15
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Come out and practice Crevasse Rescue skills before winter. This is NOT a course, just a practice session. If you forget steps we can work through them as a group, but this event is for people who already have taken a course and are familiar with Crevasse rescue systems. If you have it, please bring something heavy to use as your "victim"

Required Items to Bring:
Bring everything you need to practice (minus ice screws or ice axes). Bring your rope. Ideally we'd have 1 rope for every 2-3 people. You will need locking biners, prussic cords, harness, slings, pulley etc. There should be one "victim" per group. Spare tires work well- really anything heavy that can be tied to a rope will work. It is difficult to practice with no weight on the rope.

Recommended Items to Bring:
HEADLAMPS. It is dark early and it is hard to rescue people when you can't see them. If anyone has a lantern, that would be great. (Last year we did this just with headlamps and it worked fine too)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   "48th ave and 8th street SW, behind the Brittania shopping area:
Crescent Park ("


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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 03:00 PM.