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TECHNICAL HARD SNOW CLIMBING, ICE AXE BELAY AND ARREST AND GLACIER TRAVEL PRACTICE
Tenth Annual Technical Hard Snow Climbing, Glacier Travel, and Ice Axe Belay and Arrest Practice
Dates and Times: Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 9 am to about 3 pm
Place: Near the Mt. Bachelor Resort
Instructor: Robert Speik
Cost: FREE - but you must reserve a place. No drop-ins please
Reservations: Call Robert Speik at 541-385-0445 or email email@example.com
“SERENE” SNOW ANCHORS - BUILD AND TEST
-ICE AXE DEADMAN
SNOW BELAYS, INSTANT AND BACKED UP
SITTING HIP BELAY
-ICE AXE BOOT BELAY
-STANDING ICE AXE/CARABINEER BELAY
-DYNAMIC SNOW BELAYS OF THE LEADER
ROPED TRAVEL ON SNOW, ROCK, ICE AND OUR CASCADES GLACIERS
-PORTIONING THE ROPE FOR 3 PERSON ROPED TEAM
-TYING IN FRONT, BACK AND MIDDLE PERSON
-POSITION OF PRUSSIC, TEXAS PRUSSIC AND PACK TIE OFF
-CLIMBING WITH FIXED ROPES ON STEEP HARD SNOW
RAPPELLING, SELF BELAY, CLIMBING THE (RAPPEL) ROPE
-DULPHERSITZ, ATC, FIGURE 8, ETC.
-PRUSSIC SELF BELAY
-PRUSSICS USED TO CLIMB THE (RAPPEL) ROPE
-(ALL PRACTICE RAPPELS MUST BE SEPARATELY BELAYED)
Z PULLEY CREVASSE RESCUE SYSTEM
-DEMO, SET UP AND BUILD
ICE AXE ARREST
-SUBJECT TO SNOW CONDITIONS. Read the Seminar Notes on Ice Axe Belay and Arrest.
BRING: YOUR ESSENTIALS, LUNCH AND WATER, AND:
- YOUR LIGHT HARNESS WITH RAPPEL AND PRUSSIC GEAR, LIGHT WEIGHT LOCKING BINERS, ETC
- YOUR ICE AXE, COMPLETE WITH IT'S GEAR
- ANCHORS: - SNOW STAKES, DEAD-PERSONS, AND ICE SCREWS
- 3 18" DIAMETER 6MM PRUSSIC LOOPS
- 3 48" DIAMETER, SEWN, 9/16 NYLON RUNNER
- 22' LENGTH OF 1" TUBULAR NYLON RUNNER
- YOUR CREVASSE RESCUE PULLEYS, PRUSSICS AND RUNNERS
- YOUR LITE DRY ALPINE 8+ TO 9MM ROPE
- OR USE OUR GEAR
- (NO CRAMPONS, PLEASE)
MOUNTAINEERING, FREEDOM OF THE HILLS, CURRENT SEVENTH EDITION
GLACIER TRAVEL AND CREVASSE RESCUE, A. SHELTERS THE MOUNTAINEER'S PRESS, 1990
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Space is limited. Please, no drop-ins. For a reservation email Leader ASAP.
There is no charge or obligation for this training. We are simply mentoring fellow climbers. More information will be sent to registered participants.
See the photos of
Ice Axe Arrest and of
Technical Steep Snow Climbing.
Participants must have their own climbing helmet (no bike helmets), mountaineering length ice axe, climbing harness and belay device.
Participants must have the positions and method of instruction for snow climbing and Ice axe belay and arrest in mind.
No drop-ins please! Reservations only, ASAP.
Information from Leader Robert Speik at 541-385-0445, firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright© 2009 - 2010 by Robert Speik, All Rights Reserved.
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