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Name: Rock Rescue
Starts: Sun Aug 02, 2020
Meetup:
Return: Sun Aug 02, 2020

Registration opens: Tue Jun 23, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
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Participant Information

This one day course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $143.65 + GST (regular price for non-members: $169 + GST). 

Develop your Rock Rescue Skills with the Sea to Sky's leading mountain school. Obtain the complete required skill set & implementation through expert certified guides and our carefully crafted curriculum. Est. 1991 - Trip Advisor; Hall of Fame status,  beloved and trusted by BCMC members!

 

Course Details:


As a climber, one needs to be self-sufficient in a high angle climbing environment and rope rescue skills are critical. After taking this course participants will be prepared to execute an efficient rope rescue in varying situations.

 

We will learn how to prepare for rescue situations, escape the climbing system, perform raises, lowers, and self-rescue. We will also cover rope ascending techniques, reversing certain belay methods, and safe decision making. We will also discuss the implications of carrying out a rescue in technical terrain.

 

The rescue system taught is the same used by professional guides.

 

We also cover all essentials such as equipment, safety protocols, and hazard management. The result is an understanding of the critical gear required and the knowledge to carry out simple rescue procedures in an emergency situation on rock.

 

Itinerary:

8:15am: Meet your guide at Squamish Adventure Centre.

The guide will have everyone sign a waiver before having a safety discussion and performing a gear check. They will then discuss the day's objectives and lesson plan.

4:30pm: The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief, discussion of the course and next step recommendations.

 

Gear List:


Clothing (Plan ahead, check the weather forecast, and dress accordingly):

  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • T-shirt
  • Mid layer fleece or wool top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulating “puffy” jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Approach shoes
  • Daypack 25-35L

Individual Equipment:

If you have any specialized equipment not listed below feel free to bring it along and ask your guide about it. (Ie micro traxion, grigri, pulleys, etc.)

  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Locking carabiners
  • Chalk bag
  • Hiking pole (optional)

Rock Rescue Kit:

  • 5 x Locking Carabiners
  • 4 x Non-locking Carabiners
  • 1 x 120cm Sling
  • 2 x 5m (7mm) Cordelette
  • 1 x 1.5m (7mm) Cordelette or ‘Hollow block’
  • 1 x Auto-Block Device (Petzl Reverso or BD ATC Guide)

Food and water are not included. Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.

 

Curriculum:

 

We take pride in our concise Rock Rescue curriculum. In this one-day course, you will learn what gear you need on your harness and how to use every piece of equipment in multiple ways.

 

The exact content of the course will vary depending on group experience, goals and interest. Rock rescue is a very broad topic with endless amounts of hypotheticals and ‘what-ifs’. Below is a sample of what a typical course will cover.

 

Topics Covered:

  • The Implications of Rescue
  • Rope Rescue Components
  • Rock Rescue Demonstration
  • Blocking the Belay
  • Assessing the Situation
  • Raising & Lowering
  • Counterbalance Rappel
  • Tandem Rappeling
  • Reversing the Belay
  • Rope Ascending and Descending

Click HERE for the full curriculum

Payment:

 

On-line Registration process:

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2) Once on the Waiting List you will have access to the Course Online Payment on the left side of the page where you will find the promo code. Complete your payment directly with MSAA HERE  using the promo code. Be sure to select the right date in the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List.

(4) Keep an eye on your email for further logistic details.

 

 

Please use the BCMC covid guidline for transporation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact MSAA at +1 (604) 938-9242 or Oudi at courses@bcmc.ca.

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