Training needs, wants and desires 2019

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Training needs, wants and desires 2019

Postby Sarae » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:39 pm

Dear All,
As discussed at the AGM in January, we said we would try and arrange training for those wanting to upskill/refresh. The following courses can be provided by Peak Mountaineering, our regular training organisation. They charge between £180-200 per day for 1 instructor. Therefore the cost per person will be the instructor fee divisible by the number of people signed up for the course.
Other events/courses can be tailor made, but you need to let us know what you`d like. However, please see below:

Advanced Navigation Course 1:6 ratio

This day is designed for those with previous navigation experience who want to add extra tools to their navigation toolbox and push their navigation strategies on more challenging featureless terrain. The content will, to some extent, be tailored to meet the needs of participants but it is expected we will cover the following as a minimum:

- Applying navigational strategies such as aiming off, attack points, handrailing, overshoot features and aspect of slope
- Understanding a range of map types and scales
- Understand the use of both large and small contour features on the map and on the ground
- Develop decision making factors affecting route choice
- Judging distance accurately on the map and being able to relate this to distance travelled on the ground
- Employing appropriate relocation strategies
- Using a compass to follow accurate bearings and to check the direction of footpaths or other linear features on both the map and ground
- Additional skills that can be employed when navigating in poor weather

Self Rescue 1:6 ratio is possible but 1:4 is optimum

This day is designed to give participants a set of key rescue skills that can be adapted to a variety of situations and terrain types. The exact content can be flexible enough to cater for individual participant experience levels and requirements but the range of areas covered will include:
- Choosing suitable self-rescue equipment for general use
- Tying off a belay plate
- Escaping the system
- Lowering a climber
- Lowering a climber past a knot
- Accompanied abseils
- Ascending a rope
- Assisted and unassisted hoists

Multi Pitch Efficiency 1:6 ratio is possible but 1:4 is optimum
This day will focus on efficiency tips and tricks to make multi pitch climbing quicker and more efficient. The exact content can be flexible enough to cater for individual participant experience levels and requirements but the range of areas covered will include:
- Stance management skills for multi-pitch efficiency
- Rope management for efficiency and speed
- Equipment choice and organisation for multi-pitch climbing
- Belay building tips to improve efficiency on longer climbs
- Improving efficiency and safety on multi-pitch abseils
- Abseiling tips when using double ropes and single ropes with a rap line

Indoor to Outdoor Climber

Easy access to climbing walls has allowed many more people to try climbing. However, it can be tricky to then learn the skills to make an efficient transition to outdoor trad. The exact content can be tailored to the group members but the range of topics covered will include:

- Choosing and the correct use of equipment
- Understanding climbing grade systems and the use of guidebooks
- Crag etiquette
- Climbing movement skills
- Correct methods for tying into a rope
- Belaying and lowering other climbers
- Understanding climbing terminology
- Understanding types of rock climbing protection
- Placing protection and setting up anchors to belay a partner

Mountain First Aid
A standard course is 16 hours (so 2 days) and this is optimum. This can then lead to an awarding body certificate valid for 3 years. There is a ‘baby brother’ of this course that is 8 hours duration and thus is also certificated for 3 years. (2 days course, about £120p.p)

In between this, bespoke courses that aren’t certificated and simply offer content for personal interest can be provided. This can be cheaper as we don’t pay the awarding body fee. The cost for delivering a non-certificated one day course in an outdoor venue is £290 for up to 12 people. This can very much be tailored to the groups requirements in terms of content and are very well received by participants.

Are there any other courses/training you are interested in? Yes/No
If so, what?
What standard are you looking for?
What is your current level of knowledge in this topic?
Are you flexible on training dates?

Please let us know your training requirements by 10 May and we can get dates sorted asap after that.

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