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Name: Alpine Practice @ Dennett Lake Bluff
Starts: Tue May 27, 2014
Meetup: To be decided
Return: Tue May 27, 2014

Registration opens: Sun May 25, 2014
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Serguei Okountsev
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

* have you received formal belay, rappel, anchors training?

* date of most technical Alpine Select ( http://goo.gl/8j8qb ) snow/ice trip?

* will you drive or need a ride?

* describe gear that you can bring/share: http://goo.gl/vQLzO

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Participant Information

Practice "Top Ten Technical Skills of The Modern Alpine Climber"


  • Fundamental alpine knots - review
  • Fundamental alpine hauling systems 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 - drill
  • Alpine rappel - drill
  • Belaying - second off-anchor

Skills Required

  • Must have completed at least one PD+ ice/snow route from Alpine Select List.

Personal Gear

  • half 8mm 60/70m dynamic dry rope (or else)
  • 7-10m webbing or static cord
  • helmet
  • harness
  • rock shoes
  • rappel material enough for at least two rappel stations
  • 2 5mm leg prusiks
  • rescue pulley
  • ascender (Tibloc or jumar)
  • minimal rock protection set if you have
  • personal emergency kit incl. medical, space blanket, flares (if you have)
  • headlamp with spare fresh batteries
  • PLB/SPOT/GPS (if you have)


  • priority is given to those who contribute most to the trip's safety, fun and success, in that order.
  • if you have previously "bailed" less than a day before the start of, or been a "no show" for, one of the trip organizer's previous trips, you need not apply to join this one - you will not get a response.
  • trip without Approved Participants is subject to change.
  • if minimum safety levels are not met (because of weather, conditions, etc.) the trip will be canceled, last minute cancellations do occur.
  • if you want to receive a response you must clearly answer  ALL "Trip Planning Questions".
  • if you haven't received response, check your email in Spam folder (some eager service providers mark club's messages as such ).

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