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Crevasse Rescue Practice at Mount Seymour - Considerations for Ski Touring/Mountaineering · Sunday, January 14th
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Start: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 7:45 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 2:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Email faff
I want to head up to Mount Seymour to practice building snow anchors and rescue pulley systems. Interested?!
- Discussion on glacier travel with skis and without skis
- Anchor building practice
- Belay practice (boot axe belay, bucket seat belay, etc.)
- 3:1 Pulley Setup
- 2:1 Pulley Setup
- Discussion for first responder (you!) care for victim
Recommended reading and videos:
- 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.