Rock Rescue by Sean Isaac - Sunday, May 05, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Tbd 
Event Starts:   Sunday, May 05, 2024 07:29 AM  
Event Ends:   Sunday, May 05, 2024 04:29 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 07:29 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


A one day course to provide a basic understanding of improvised rope-rescue techniques so you can deal with simple cliff-side emergencies.  Techniques to be covered include: escaping the belay, emergency lowers, tandem rappels, raising systems, and damaged rope rappels. Course content can be adapted to the experience level of the group.

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, helmet, belay gloves, belay device with locking carabiner, two 120 cm sewn sling, one 60 cm sewn sling, 4-6 non locking carabiners, 6 locking carabiners (3 HMS/Munter), 13.5” hollowblock (or 1.5 m x 7 mm prusik), one 5 m x 7 mm cordelette 

Prerequisite: some climbing experience is necessary whether it be indoors or outdoors.  Participants must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay.  Knowledge of standard knots and hitches is recommended (clove hitch, prusik hitch, munter hitch, figure-8) but not necessary.

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Sean Isaac is an ACMG alpine guide specializing in ice and mixed instruction.  He has been ice climbing for 30 years and guiding for the past 20.  He is the author of the ACC « Ice Climbing Leaders Field Handbook » and « How to Ice Climb » by Falcon.  He has also written the how-to book « Mixed Climbing » and the guidebook « Mixed Climbs in the Canadian Rockies ».

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $223.36 CAD
  • Member $213.36 CAD
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 07:29 AM.