BASIC EXPEDITION TRAINING BLUE MOUNTAINS
The Blue Mountains, Australia
BASIC EXPEDITION TRAINING BLUE MOUNTAINS COURSE OVERVIEW
A basic expedition training day run in the Blue Mountains. Learn basic technical skills used during mountaineering expeditions worldwide. All within the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Many of the skills required to be safe and successful on an expedition to the greater ranges can be learnt without snow. A solid technical skill base and a strong mental fortitude are key to being prepared for any expedition. The Blue Mountains offers fabulous opportunities to improve both of these with its exposed sandstone cliffs and rugged steep terrain.
During the course of the day, Allie will share with you many of the tips and tricks she has learnt over the years that have helped her succeed and stay safe in the mountains. She will also offer advise on the appropriate equipment and clothing needed to help you be successful in your own mountaineering endeavours. This course is designed for novice mountain climbers and can also be undertaken by adventure enthusiasts keen to take their personal technical roping skills to the next level.
Glacier travel techniques
The use of prussics to climb a rope (exit a crevasse)
Crevasse rescue techniques (including basic hauling systems)
Safe abseiling techniques using belays (bottom, top and self belay)
Ascending fixed ropes with a mechanical ascender
Traversing and descending fixed ropes
Rope management skills
Basic anchor systems
All group technical climbing and abseiling equipment
Personal equipment including helmet, harness and safety devices
A healthy lunch and snacks
A deposit of 50% of the course fee is required to reserve a place on the Expedition Training Day. The full balance of the course fee must be paid for your place to be confirmed on the course. Full payment is due 15 days prior to the course start date. Email for a booking form, payment details and terms and conditions.
Please feel free to contact us on 0410 318 249 with any questions about the course. We look forward to meeting you!
* The price of $290 per person is guaranteed with a minimum of 4 paid bookings on the course.
23rd February 2020
15th March 2020
Also available on demand
Guiding ratio 1:5
The exact course location may vary depending on the weather at the time. Times: 8am-5pm
Meeting place: TBA 24hrs prior Katoomba, Blackheath or Mt Victoria