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Name: Alpine Practice - Rappel
Starts: Mon May 04, 2015
Meetup: WILL BE EMAILED NOON TIME 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP
Return: Mon May 04, 2015

Registration opens: Sun May 03, 2015
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, route and grade of your most technical Alpine Select ( http://goo.gl/8j8qb ) trip?

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Participant Information

Alpine Rappel

Location: Squamish crags. Leaving Vancouver noon time at ~11:00 a.m.

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

  • Warm up : knots (12), fall factor, SRENE, ultimate backup.
  • All about Alpine Rappel:  reasons why to avoid it, when to use it, how to set it up and deploy.
  • When things go wrong: locking belay device, passing the knot, switching to climbing the rope.
  • Climbing the rope with two prusik slings + switching to rappel mode.

Skills Required

Personal Gear

  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
  • helmet
  • harness + belay device
  • carabiners: 2 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape
  • anchor material: cords and/or slings (Nylon, Dyneema, Spectra )
  • 2 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare
  • rescue pulley
  • Tibloc
  • (minimal) alpine rock protection set if you have
  • personal emergency kit incl. medical, space blanket
  • headlamp with spare fresh batteries
  • PLB/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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