January 28, 2018 – January 28, 2018
620 Ragged Mountain Road
“Rope Low-angle Rescue and Safe Backcountry Travel Practices”
This NSP MTR-C Program is a one-day CLINIC reviewing the basics of Knots and Anchors commonly used in the backcountry as well as Emergency Rescue Techniques (low-angle rescue) to Women NSP members and non-members. The day will begin with indoor classroom work reviewing knots and anchors and setting up low angle rescue setups. We will then take these skills into the field in the afternoon while performing backcountry travel practices. This is a “part one” of two Women’s programs for the NH NSP Region for 2018. This course is offered to both Women NSP and Non-NSP members to enhance their knowledge of Rope work and Low Angle Rescue techniques along with safe travel practices in the backcountry. Since knots, anchors and low angle rescue are “perishable” skills; this course is considered an introduction to these skills with experienced instructors in a safe, fun and comfortable environment.
Equipment: Field exercise will require AT ski gear with skins or Tele gear with skins. Alternatively, you can use snowshoes for transportation. You will need a daypack for carrying personal gear for day travel in the backcountry and snacks and hydration. Your own “personal protection equipment” including winter clothing appropriate for cold January day (layers, no cotton), eye protection, gloves, hats, hiking poles will be useful. We will spend approximately 4-5 hours in the field environment so please make sure you are familiar with and bring the “Ten Essentials.”
If you are interested in this course and if you know anyone who may be interested in this event, please pass this information on! Any other questions, please ask! We look forward to hearing from you! See you at Ragged Mountain Ski Resort in January! Click REGISTER and fill out the form.