The session will start promptly at 7pm in the Tech Lab
*** Although non-members can sign up, the only guests that will be accepted are VOC members ***
This crevasse rescue dry training session is intended to cover the basics of:
-Recommended gear including traditional methods vs modern mechanical devices
-Ascending ropes (theory only as the Hive does not have any ropes)
-Glacier travel advice
All skill levels are welcome.
Please practice the following knots before the session. I will review this, but we will not spend much time on them:
Figure 8 follow through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFlwrvggas0
Overhand on a bight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fOKk1HPjbI
Figure 8 on a bight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbB85p_uJsE
Prussic knot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFHxQ5fiUvI
-3 locking biners
-3 non-locking biners
-1 120cm sling
-1 short prussic cord (5mm ~1.5m; or hollow block)
-1 long prussic cord (5mm, 6m)
-1 pulley (optional)
Additional recommended equipment (much or the instruction on rope systems will focus on how to use these devices):
-Petzl Micro Traxion (or similar progress capture pulley)
I have extra biners, pulleys and some cord which I will bring.
The $5 fee is to help cover the cost of renting the room and will be collected by the instructor.
Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.