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NSP Women's MTR-C

When: 8 am to 5 pm. January 28th, 2018

Where: Ragged Mountain Ski Resort

Class Limit: 12

Contact: Deborah “Deb” A. Brown. dabsalem@comcast.net or 617-257-4590

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 back country. 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.”
http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Assets/ClientPages/zz_TenEssentials.aspx

We will be working from the 2nd edition of the Mountain and Travel Rescue Text Book. While it is not mandatory to purchase this textbook, it is recommended that you consider purchasing this textbook for the course to review the three topics (rope work, low angle rescue, and safe backcountry travel practices. Chapter 8 and 10. Appendix A (knots and anchors). Books available for sale online in print and electronic formats:
http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Mountain-Travel-Rescue-P994.aspx
https://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Travel-Rescue-National-Patrols/

If you are interested in this course and if you know anyone who may be interested in this course, 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!

Here are additional FAQ’s about this CLINIC:
The following is not intended to answer every possible question so if you still have any questions please feel free to ask

Posted January 3, 2018

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