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PROGRESSION AND SAFTETY TECHNIQUES ON GLACIERS

Description: 

Few people are familiar with the glacial environment as in the Pyrenees the glaciers and small and many choose to avoid them.  However, it can be very different in other mountain ranges such as the Alps, the Andes or the Himalayas. Many accidents occur due to a lack of knowledge or simply due to careless or reckless behaviour.  This course is very specific and is aimed at mountaineers, skiers and climbers who may have to cross glaciers from time to time, or for those who want to learn the techniques as a sport in itself.

 

Contents: 

  • Understanding the environment

  • Specific material

  • Team work with ropes in the glacial environment according    to conditions

  • Self-stopping

  • Rescue manoeuvres from different kinds of crevices

 

Location: Distintas zonas dependiendo de tus preferencias y las condiciones de la montaña:Valle de Benasque, Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes, Valle de Tena...

 

Dates:

Months from January to April

Duration: 

5 day course

People: 

5/6 students per guide / monitor

Equipment needed:

Crampons, ice ax, harness, helmet, carabiners HMS 1 9mm rope every 2 / 3pax, 7mm and 2mm slings and others of different sizes plus equipment and winter clothing.

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