/ Self rescue training courses - Advice/suggestions ?

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Ahogg16 - on 17 Feb 2014
Hi
I am a fairly new climber, climbing 6c indoor and sport and around HS/HVS outdoors

I am interested in taking some training in relation to self rescue systems etc

Can anyone recomend and centres or training providers that offer good content in relation to self rescue ?
I live in Leeds so would prefer up north but dont mind travelling anywhere in the UK really

I have searched google and found the odd one or two but i am really after personal experience and opinion rather than just google !

Thanks in advance

Ady
Mark F - on 17 Feb 2014
In reply to Ahogg16:

I can highly recommend this course run by Peak Mountaineering.

http://www.peakmountaineering.com/courses/rock-climbing/climbers-self-rescue/
jezb1 - on 17 Feb 2014
In reply to Ahogg16:
Hi Ady, shameless plug here but www.jbmountainskills.co.uk

I run them in Snowdonia and have one running in April.

Whoever you decide to go with check that they're MIA/MIC.

Cheers,
Jez
Post edited at 10:31
Ahogg16 - on 17 Feb 2014
In reply to jezb1:
Jez your website says 29th march course is full and next one isnt til june ?
Ahogg16 - on 17 Feb 2014
In reply to Mark F:

Thanks Mark, have you trained with them yourself ?
jezb1 - on 17 Feb 2014
In reply to Ahogg16:

Hi Ady,
I've put on an extra one, it's the 13th April. 2, possibly 3 people on it so far.
khalidq - on 17 Feb 2014
In reply to Ahogg16:

I've been on a couple of climbing courses (winter and summer) and got my SPA. I have covered the basics of climbing and done some simple problem solving. I'm keen to learn self rescue type techniques but in a self instruction / practice format. If you are interested, I'd be up for one or two days with a good book, and a list of objectives, learning how to do stuff without an instructor, then refer to expert advise as required.

Let me know if you are interested.

All the best,

Khalid

ROB W - on 02 Mar 2014
In reply to jezb1:

Or a BMG/UIAGM mountain guide.
jezb1 - on 02 Mar 2014
In reply to ROB W:

> Or a BMG/UIAGM mountain guide.

Definitely :)
foxwood on 04 Mar 2014
In reply to Ahogg16:

+1 for jezb1

Also, there is a good DVD by Olly Sanders and Steve Long with some sample chapters on UKC - search the site for "self rescue video"
David Coley - on 04 Mar 2014
In reply to foxwood:



> Also, there is a good DVD by Olly Sanders and Steve Long with some sample chapters on UKC - search the site for "self rescue video"

and see the free pdf in chapter 10 of http://www.multipitchclimbing.com/
foxwood on 04 Mar 2014
In reply to David Coley:

> and see the free pdf in chapter 10 of http://www.multipitchclimbing.com/

Wow - loads of terrific stuff there - all sorts of hints and tips.

Shame the book itself is only on Kindle - I don't have one but do use the Kindle app on the iPhone - bit small probably for something like that.

No matter - climbing books in any format count as justifiable bling to me :)

David Coley - on 04 Mar 2014
In reply to foxwood:
I think you can get an app to read it on a normal computer if that helps.

And the kindle book is almost all text so it should be fine on a phone
Post edited at 21:28
foxwood on 05 Mar 2014
In reply to David Coley:

> I think you can get an app to read it on a normal computer if that helps.

Doh - forgot that - have it installed but never use it these days !



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