This course can be taken year round as one or multiple days. We most often teach this course as rock climbing rescue, but the skills and course can also apply to ice & mixed climbing, mountaineering, and ski mountaineering. In one day we can cover a lot of the basics including the belay escape, rappelling or ascending to an injured partner, raising and lowering systems, load transfers, tandem rappels, counter-balance rappels, friction hitches, and of course the all important munter-mule hitch. We can help you plan the course length based on your goals.
During the course we’ll discuss several hypothetical worst case scenarios and then practice hands-on how you would extricate yourself and your partner from a serious accident in the vertical environment. Most of our guides are members of the Mountain Rescue Service, so in addition to teaching these valuable technical skills, we can also share first hand our stories from real life rescues we’ve conducted over the years.
This course is available as a private, pre-existing group, or via our flexible booking option (we’ll try to match you with other climbers).