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Trip Information
Name: Alpine Practice - Belay
Starts: Sun May 03, 2015
Meetup: WILL BE EMAILED NOON TIME 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP
Return: Sun May 03, 2015

Registration opens: Fri May 02, 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

* do you have belay, rappel, anchors training?

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

* will you drive or need a ride?

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Participant Information

Alpine Belay

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 mountaineering skills.

Location: Mt. Seymour

Agenda 

  • Warm up : knots (12), fall factor, SRENE, ultimate backup.
  • Belay fundamentals: taking in/paying out rope - alpine style.
  • Belay systems: off-harness/redirect/off-anchor.
  • Hip belay.
  • Boot-ax belay.
  • Running belay.
  • Belaying the leader: single rope / twin rope / double rope.
  • Lowering.
  • When things go wrong: locking belay device, belay escape, belay re-enter.
  • Belaying the second, handling the rope.
  • Independent and simultaneous belaying of two seconds in Reverso mode.
  • End of the pitch protocol.
  • Swapping the lead.
  • Keeping the lead.
  • Drill - alpine multipitch stint.

 Skills Required

Personal Gear

  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
  • helmet
  • harness + belay device (Reverso type)
  • regular straight ice axe + hammer (ice tool)
  • carabiners: 2 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape
  • anchor material: cords and slings (Nylon, Dyneema, Spectra)
  • 2 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare
  • rescue pulley
  • Tibloc
  • alpine rock protection (cams, nuts, pitons)
  • 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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