IMPROVISED

RESCUE

personal climbing rescue skills course in snowdonia

Ideal for anyone looking to be more aware of potential problems that could arise while out climbing and how to prevent them.

THE 

DETAILS

COURSE DATES

2020

8-9 April

Every year these dates don’t work for everyone, but if there are 2 of you I can offer this course at dates convenient to us both, just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com with an idea of when works best for you

COST

£180 per person

2 days

Ratio 1:2

 

HOW TO BOOK

It's simple!

Complete the online booking form and pay a deposit

 

Make sure you check out the terms and conditions on the Booking Page

Full payment details are on the booking form and you will receive confirmation of your booking, payment received in an auto reply and I will contact you shortly before the course with the final details

WHAT DOES THE

COURSE COVER?

 

How many times have you been climbing outside and wished you knew how to deal with simple problems that may have appeared?

 

As a climber, we have chosen to deliberately place ourselves in awkward places and sometimes things develop that we have not control over and then need to find some solutions to our problem! No fancy technical gear is carried on this course or complicated solutions shown, rather we will just use what we carry on our harness and find the simplest and safest method to deal with the problem. Real life situations will be simulated in single and multi pitch environments. The key message from this course is being aware of what could go wrong and how to prevent situations occurring! It will equip you with further knowledge to be more self reliant when climbing.

 

 

The first day will be be spent looking at the individual skills at a single pitch crag. The following day we'll work at a smaller ratio to allow us to get onto more complex terrain and problems. 

 

These are the skills and type of scenarios that we will look at over the two days;

 

  • Avoiding getting into problems initially..

  • Analysing your options when something occurs

  • Use of prussics and mechanical devices such as the Ropeman

  • Tying off the plate

  • Protecting personal abseils

  • Lowering under load

  • Assisted and unassisted Hoist

  • Methods of ascending the rope

  • Escaping the system to allow more independence to deal with the situation

  • How to deal with your second who has fallen off and can't get back on

  • Dealing with your second who has climbed past a runner

  • Dealing with stuck ropes

  • Getting to your second who is injured

  • Escaping a large mountain crag or sea cliff

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

To ensure you get the most from this course, you will have either attended my Advanced Climber Course or have a reasonable amount of experience lead climbing with good belaying skills.

 

WHO WILL RUN MY COURSE?

All courses are run by myself, occasionally if I have to use another Instructor then I will inform you of that. I don’t use instructors unknown to me or who aren’t close friends. The small team that I use are equally as qualified, experienced and keen to share their enthusiasm of the mountains in a relaxed and safe manner.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

All specialist equipment such as harnesses, helmets can be provided however if you have your any of your own technical gear then you are welcome to bring it along. I will send you a detailed kit list once you confirm your place.

 

WHERE DO WE MEET?

All my courses are run in Snowdonia from Llanberis or Capel Curig.I will confirm the time and place when you reserve your place.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All instruction and specialist equipment like ropes and climbing hardware.

 

WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED

Accommodation

Food

Personal Insurance

Personal equipment

 

BOOKING?

You will need to complete a booking form and full payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

OTHER QUESTIONS

If you have other questions that you haven’t been able to find the answer to on my website, then just drop me a line at ppmountaineering@me.com

WHERE CAN I STAY?

There is a full range of accommodation options in Snowdonia to suit every budget and taste. The ones suggested in FAQ operate independently from Paul Poole Mountaineering.

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

Ensure you have a read of my Conditions of Booking before you book your place 

QUESTIONS

Still have a question? Check out the most common FAQ's here or please do CONTACT ME

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