EXPEDITION TRAINING BLUE MOUNTAINS
The Blue Mountains, Australia
EXPEDITION TRAINING BLUE MOUNTAINS COURSE OVERVIEW
An expedition and mountaineering skills course held in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Learn technical roping skills used during mountaineering adventures and pursuits worldwide to increase your level of confidence and safety. All within the beautiful training ground of the Blue Mountains.
Many of the skills required to be safe and successful on a mountaineering endeavour can be learnt on the rock. A solid technical skill base and a strong mental fortitude are key to being prepared for any mountain climb. The Blue Mountains offers fabulous opportunities to improve both of these with its exposed sandstone cliffs and rugged steep terrain.
During the one day course you will learn many tips and tricks to help you succeed and stay safe in the mountains. You will also learn how to safely use the appropriate technical equipment for your climb. This course is designed for novice mountain climbers or for mountaineers wanting to practise their roping techniques before heading off on their next adventure or expedition.
It is recommended that you also complete the multi pitch abseiling course for additional skills and safety techniques.
Skills covered during the expedition training course include:
Glacier travel techniques
The use of prusiks 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
Personal safety management during changeovers at belays on descent and ascent
How to recognise a safe anchor before trusting it
Rope management skills
All group technical roping equipment
Personal equipment including helmet, harness and safety devices
A healthy lunch and snacks
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Any transport to and from the Blue Mountains or during the course
Accommodation either side of the course and during the course
Personal clothing and equipment that is not supplied by Allie Pepper Adventures
A deposit of 50% of the course fee is required to reserve a place on the Expedition Training Course. 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.
You must also fill out the Blue Mountains Booking Form and Waiver Form to reserve your place on the course.
Terms and conditions are available on the document at the link below.
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Meeting at Mt York, Mt Victoria
Times:8:30am finish by 5pm
Meeting places and times may change. You will be sent a confirmation email before the course as to where to meet.