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Date Thursday  4/14/2016
Group Denver
Event Title Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Jason Kolaczkowski
Co-Leader Daniel Feighery
Group Price $50.00
NonGroup Price $50.00
Leader Price $50.00
Available Participants 29
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)

Location

This class is open to any former graduates or current students of the High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) or those with similar experience with building 3:1 haul systems. 

It’s that time of year again: time to brush up on your glacier travel skills before heading to Mt. Rainier, Denali, South America, or other mountains around the world where crevasses pose a danger! This is a must have course for anybody climbing on glaciers. Our real-life scenario practice will give you the experience you need to rescue a climbing partner that has fallen into crevasse as well as mitigate your own risk should fall into one. After this course, your skills should equip you to confidently travel on not just the well-trodden routes, but some of the less popular (and less populated) glacier routes around the world where being self-sufficient is a must!

The ACRS Seminar includes two lectures and a field day:
     Lecture Nights: Thursday, 4/14/16 and Monday 4/18/16, both at 6pm and both at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) in Golden
     Field Day: Saturday, 4/23/2016, meeting at the AMC at 5am and caravanning to Loveland Pass



For more info Contact

Please contact Seminar Director Jason Kolaczkowski to receive your passcode for registration and then sign up via the CMC.org webpage. Email Jason at jyak@earthlink.net and provide your HAMS experience or describe your equivalent experience to receive the passcode.



Details

It is our hope that, by the end of the lectures and field day, you will be able to:




  1. build a system which allows you to lower a fallen climber if need be, not just haul him or her up

  2. build a 6:1 haul system

  3. build a 5:1 haul system

  4. successfully deal with a crevasse fall of a middle person on a rope team

  5. tend to yourself when in a crevasse and be prepared, as that fallen climber, to help in your own exit of the crevasse



It is our expectation that students will have already mastered construction of a 3:1 haul system PRIOR to the class. The 3:1 system will be the basis of both our 5:1 and 6:1 systems. Refresher materials will be sent out to all students prior to the class, so that you can brush up on your 3:1 and come ready to get into deeper material. We WILL NOT be reviewing the 3:1 system as part of the class materials; your prior preparation is a MUST.



This class is open to any former graduates or current students of the High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) or those with similar experience with building 3:1 haul systems. 




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.