Mon 11 Sep 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Posted by Jack M
on Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Leaders: Jack M
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: No meeting
Whitewater safety theory session, preparation for the weekend practical session, but anyone and everyone is welcome to come and learn/refresh. This will be some combination of group discussion, me rambling, analysing videos and stuffing around.
7pm - Meet upstairs for theory, BYO dinner and beer (or we'll get pizza).
8.30pm - Go to the pub, more beer.
9pm - Throwbag practice in the park. Inebriation simulates hypothermia.
Come prepared, know yo knots: Bowline, clove hitch, overhand, figure-8, munter, alpine butterfly, BYO show-and-tell knot.
If you've done 3-1 mechanical systems, practice it, because you're going to teach the class. Bonus points for 5-1.
Here's what's on the agenda:
- Swiftwater hydrology basics
- Hazard identification
- Risk assessment and group decision-making
- Low to high risk rescue options
- Personal and rescue equipment
- Whitewater swimming techniques and self-rescue
- Shallow-water crossings
- River knots
- Throwbag practice
- Mechanical advantage systems
We also might get to cover:
- Contact rescues
- Strainer simulations
- River access techniques
- Kayak self-rescue and partner rescue
Come along, bring a friend.
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