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Crevasse Rescue Practice at Mount Seymour - Considerations for Ski Touring/Mountaineering · Sunday, January 14th

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Organized by: Vincent Chan-Ying.

Start: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 7:45 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 2:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Email faff

Description:

I want to head up to Mount Seymour to practice building snow anchors and rescue pulley systems. Interested?!

This is not a replacement for Glacier School 1 (G1). You should have G-1 or equivalent (have done roped glacier travel prior and have practiced setting up rescue systems prior). If you do not satisfy this requirement and want to join, please email me.

To maximize efficiency, I'm keeping this to one car load. I can squeeze 5 people into my car now that I have a roof cross bars. We'll practice the following:

  1. Discussion on glacier travel with skis and without skis
  2. Anchor building practice 
  3. Belay practice (boot axe belay, bucket seat belay, etc.)
  4. 3:1 Pulley Setup
  5. 2:1 Pulley Setup
  6. Discussion for first responder (you!) care for victim

Required Items to Bring:

  • Warm Clothing, Ice Axe, Harness, Prussiks, Pulley, Slings, Carabiners, Touring Skis, Avalanche Transceiver, Shovel, Probe, Food & water

Group Gear:

  • Dry-treated dynamic rope

Recommended reading and videos:

  • http://www.ubc-voc.com/mediawiki/images/9/9a/2009_Glacier_School_Info_booklet.pdf
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkqwlIdmhvM (anchors)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X-CeXTlR6o (3 (wo)man team crevasse rescue)

Note: I am not a certified mountain guide or instructor. This is not intended as a comprehensive review of the G1 curriculum or any crevasse rescue course. Information pertaining to ski touring/mountaineering will be presented which is not covered in the G1 curriculum. Glacier travel and mountaineering are hazardous activities that can involve minor to severe injury and death. This practice session is not intended to ensure that you are adequately prepared for glacier travel, it is only a practice session and attending this practice session doesn't guarantee that you are well-equipped physically, mentally, and gear-wise for glacier travel and mountaineering objectives. Continued practice of avalanche safety and hazard management, proper training, and appropriate gear considerations are necessary for successfully returning alive and uninjured from a glacier travel/mountaineering trip. It is your responsbility to ensure that you are adequately prepared for glacier travel.

Posted: 2018-01-07 19:50:29
Last modified: 2018-01-07 19:51:01