Improvised Rescue for Climbers

Descending to an injured climber having already escaped the system

Descending to an injured climber having already escaped the system

This weekend I have been delivery an improvised rescue for climbers course on behalf of the British division of the Austrian Alpine Club. Mike and Robert and I spent 2 days, abseiling, prussicking, hoisting, escaping the system and generally tying each other in knots!

We spent the first day outside at Fachwen where the guys grasped all the fundamentals really quickly. The weather was not so kind on Sunday so we retreated to a local climbing wall. The abseil tower there was perfect for recreating some further nasty scenarios that you hope you never have to deal with in reality!

prussicking up a free hanging rope

prussicking up a free hanging rope

Escaping the system

Escaping the system

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