Improvised Rope Rescue at Vaucluse

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Date(s) - Sunday 19 May, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


This is a great opportunity for current trip leaders to practice rope rescue skills and upcoming trip leaders & members to learn essential rope rescue skills.

Where: Diamond Bay
When: 9am start till sunset.
Gear: Please bring all the gear you have as we encourage you to know how to use it.

Description :
Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice the following improvised rope rescue techniques.

Securing yourself mid-abseil
1. Leg wrap
2. Mule hitch tie off

When there are two lives in your brake hand
3. Tandem abseil from the top of a cliff
4. Pick-off a casualty from mid-abseil and tandem abseil down to the bottom

Bonus objectives – when there is no cavalry
5. Build and operate an assisted hoist
6. Build and operate an unassisted hoist (also known as the Z-hoist or 3:1 hoist). Prepare to sweat!

Prerequisites (But not essential) – participants will need to use the skills that they have learnt in Abseil Skills 2. Be able to rig anchors and rope for abseiling ; self-belay with friction knots ; prusik up and down the rope.

Please state/comment your experiences, what you want to learn in “what gear I need” as well as what gear you will require.

We will have a few trip leaders that can assist with the learning objectives as well as answer any questions you may have, so come prepared.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


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