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Trip Information
Name: Alpine Practice: Traveling on a Rope Team of Two
Starts: Sat Dec 13, 2014
Meetup: WILL BE EMAILED NOON TIME 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP
Return: Sat Dec 13, 2014

Registration opens: Mon Dec 01, 2014
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Serguei Okountsev
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

* have you applied all the Agenda items in the past?

* which one was the most technical Alpine Select ( http://goo.gl/8j8qb ) trip?

* will you drive or need a ride?

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

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Participant Information

Alpine Practice on Mt Seymour

NOT A COURSE
For active alpine climbers. Assuming one has already received solid formal alpine training elsewhere, the goal is only to review (and not to learn) fundamental mountain travel skills.

Agenda
Belaying the leader (direction of forces, fall factor and dynamic forces in a fall, etc.)
Leading
Reaching end of the pitch (setting up belay station, getting off belay, etc. )
Bringing up the second (rope work, belay)
Keeping the lead
Switching leads
Running belay
Escaping the belay (mule knot, transferring the load)

Skills Required

Personal Gear

  • snowshoes
  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
  • helmet
  • harness + belay device
  • carabiners: 2 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape
  • ice axe OR a pair of ice tools (hammer + adze)
  • 2+ short (61cm) snow pickets with runners attached
  • crampons
  • anchor material : two static 8mm cords 2m + 3m
  • 2 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare
  • rescue pulley
  • Tibloc
  • (minimal) alpine 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)

B.N.

  • 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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