self rescue for climbers
Do you know how to rescue an injured climber? Could you get your partner out of difficulty half up a multi-pitch climb? Can you ascend a rope once you've abseiled to the end? Can you hoist your partner?
We can teach you
Instructor Ratio - 1:4
1 Day Course
1 person £170
2 or more: £95pp
Self rescue is important for any climber.
As climbers we need lots of skills, knowledge and understanding of many different systems and this can all be a little daunting.
Join us on this course where we teach you to deal with common problems encountered at the crag, simple scenarios to complex rescues.
This is all about improvised rescue - we will deal with problems pragmatically and look at how to solve them using our regular climbing gear. Our solutions will be carried out from the gear you would be expected to carry on the lead.
Expect to cover:
Prussics and their uses
Tying off the belay plate
Ascending a rope
Lowering a climber and lowering past a knot
Hoisting a stuck climber
Escaping the system
If progression is good - we will then look into more complex systems and emergency techniques such as:
Counter balance abseils
Abseiling with an injured climber
Multi pitch descents with an injured climbers
Traverse rescue scenarios when appropriate
To guarantee you will cover everything listed - book this course to run over 2 days
The price of this course is inclusive of:
A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
Professional coaching & instruction
Read more about AMI here: About AMI
Exclusive discount for LDM customers when booking this course
1:4 Ratio - 4 people per 1 instructor
We will be using single pitch terrain and the instructor will be able to supervise up to 4 people (2 teams)
A party larger than 4 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.
Wear and fit a harness correctly
Tie a rethreaded figure of eight knot
Prior climbing experience such as:
Be leading at VDiff/Severe or above - single pitch only leading is fine
All technical equipment is provided.
We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage
Harness & Helmet provided but
ideally you will have your own
Your own belay plate and prussic cords would be ideal
You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and have your own rock shoes.
Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme.
We can select venues close to your accommodation where possible.
We regularly use the Langdale & Borrowdale valleys.
Can't see a date that works for you? Contact us for private and bespoke courses. We are happy to discuss your ideas and tailor a programme for you
If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).
If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.