/ Self rescue training courses - Advice/suggestions ?
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
I can highly recommend this course run by Peak Mountaineering.
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.
Jez your website says 29th march course is full and next one isnt til june ?
Thanks Mark, have you trained with them yourself ?
I've put on an extra one, it's the 13th April. 2, possibly 3 people on it so far.
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,
Or a BMG/UIAGM mountain guide.
+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"
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 :)
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
Doh - forgot that - have it installed but never use it these days !
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