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Wilderness Survival Skills

Essential wilderness survival online course is an online course featuring a troupe of video training. The training explains different wilderness survival techniques. The course is divided into modules, and also, the modules are attached with handouts. In the course, there are essential facets of survival that have been explained in details.

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Mountaineering Guide

Going For Help. Fri, 05 Mar 2021 | Mountaineering Guide. If possible, send two climbers out together for help—partly for safety and partly because two people can do a better job of obtaining aid. Be sure they have a clear understanding of the party's situation and requirements so they will know exactly what aid to seek.

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Mountaineering Guide

The technique of planting the ice- axe shaft to help guard yourself against falls while snow climbing is called self-belay. We'll learn later in this chapter about what to do in the event you or a ropemate start sliding down a steep snow slope. Then self …

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Mountaineering Techniques

crevasse Rescue. First, set an anchor system (setting anchor systems involves advanced techniques not covered in the mountain cumbing school manual). second, communicate with the faiuen cumber. { Lower warm cuothing or warm water if needed { Rappeu to or be Lowered to an unconscious cumber. Third, make a rescue plan.

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Mountaineering Guide

During military mountaineering operations, many types of rappels may be used. The following paragraphs describe some these rappels. a. Hasty Rappel (Figure 7-4). The hasty rappel is used only on moderate pitches. Its main advantage is that it is easier and faster than other methods. Gloves are worn to prevent rope burns.

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Mountaineering Guide

Setting Up The Rope. To get the rope ready for rappel ling, you attach it to an anchor. In the simplest case, you would untie a runner and retie it around a tree as a rappel sling. Then the midpoint of the rope is suspended from the sling (fig. 8-1 la). If you're using just one rope, put one end of the rope through the sling and pull it until

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Mountaineering Guide

To get the true bearing, you must add 14 degrees to the magnetic bearing. Like those in Colorado, climbers in all areas west of zero declination must add the declination to the magnetic bearing. In central California, for example, about 18 degrees must be added. In Washington State, it is about 20 degrees. East of the zero-declination line, the

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Mountaineering Guide

The stance is suitable for rock, snow, or brush. Standing stances: In the standing position there are only two points of contact with the rock. With one foot well forward, the average belaycr can hold 200 pounds from below, but less than half as much with a pull to the side or with the feet together. Belaying a leader from a standing position

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Mountaineering Guide

A prusik sling can be as simple as a mere loop of 5- to 7-millimeter accessory cord. One of these slings tied to a climbing rope with a prusik knot will slide up or down the rope when loosened but grip the rope firmly when tightened. The Bach-mann knot does the same thing, but is tied around both a carabiner and the climbing rope.

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Training For Rock Climbing

Training for Rock Climbing. More than seven years ago when Brian West started climbing, he was frustrated since he thought climbing will be so easy for him. Being an athlete, Brian always excelled at sports but he failed to understand why he performed terribly at rock climbing. Because of his incompetent techniques, he would be pumped after one

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Mountaineering Guide

Before starting up any aid pitch, study the terrain and make a plan. Determine the best rest spots, figure how to minimize rope drag, plan what gear you'll need and what you can leave for the second to carry, spot any obstructions that might plague sack hauling, and decide whether to save certain sizes of aid pieces for the end of the pitch.. Then gear up for the pitch.

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Mountaineering Guide

1. Take the foot loops from your pockets and slip thern over your boots, cinching up on the slip knots. 2. Stand up in the short prusik sling, putting all your weight onto it. 3. Lift the leg attached to the long prusik sling, then loosen the knot attached to that sling and slide it up the rope some 18 inches. 4.

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Mountaineering Guide

The Bilgeri (fig. 13-13) is a sort of "team self-rescue." It involves the rope-climbing techniques used in the stair-step prusik and the Texas prusik— except that the friction knots or ascenders are operated by a rescuer topside, not by the fallen climber.Here's how to do it: 1. Secure the accident rope to an anchor with a friction knot or ascender—the standard procedure after any crevasse

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Mountaineering Guide

For the lower body, your feet may push against one wall in counterforce to your buttocks against the other. Or the counterforce may be between your two feet. To climb this moderate-width chimney, use the following sequence (fig. 9-31): Start with your back toward one wall. Press one foot against each wall and one hand against each wall.

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TRaiNINg STReNgTH

For power, focus on lat pulls, standing finger curls, bent-over dumbbell rows, leg presses, and, occasionally, standing calf raises. Power-training all five exercises during a single workout overtaxes the body's ability to recover. Divide them into two groups and train them on different days.

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Care And Maintenance

Neil's Climbing Courses . Survival (current) Free Credit Card Knife. Free Credit Card Knife. Essential Wilderness Survival Online Course. Wilderness Survival Skills. Strength; Care And Maintenance. Last Updated on Sun, 06 Dec 2020 | Mountaineering Guide. The rope is a climber's lifeline. It must be cared for and used properly.

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Min Mountaineering Knots

Min Mountaineering Knots. 1 ) Square Knot. Used to tie ends of two ropes of equal diameter together. It should be secured by overhand knots on both sides of the square knot. [Double Fisherman's Knot. It is a self-locking knot used for tying two ropes of equal diameter together. It can be tightened beyond untying.

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The Ultimate Grip Strength Workout

The Grip Authority is the latest grip training program developed by Jedd Johnson, who claims to help men excel in grip strength training. The new method contains a …

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Mountaineering Guide

Climbing hardware refers to all the parts and pieces that allow the trained mountain soldier to accomplish many tasks in the mountains. The importance of this gear to the mountaineer is no less than that of the rifle to the infantryman. a. Carabiners.One of the most versatile pieces of equipment available to the mountaineer is the carabiner.

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Index Ice Climbing

accessories 98-99 aid climbing on ice 181 Aiguille Verte, Nant Blanc Face 2 Alaska, general survey 192-193 Alexander,J. M. 231 Alpamayo 30, 223 alpine ice 12,

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Mountaineering Guide

The best natural anchor is a living good-sized, well-rooted tree. The rappel rope usually goes through a runner that is attached to the anchor. If you can attach this runner to a tree branch rather. Fig. 8-10. Runner looped around a rock horn: a, a dangerous rappel anchor; b, …

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Mountaineering Guide

Put your arm through the runner and hang it over one shoulder. Pull the other end around your back, under the opposite arm, and across your torso. Wind it around a short loop from the other side of the runner, push it through the loop, and cinch the knot tight. Clip the tail of this chest harness directly into the locking carabiner on your seat

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Mountaineering Guide

Artificial Protection. In the absence of natural protection, climbers use artificial protection devices. These devices include chocks (artificial chockstones ), bolts, and pi-tons. In most cases, the leader will use a chock or bolt, although pitons still have their uses. On a climb, the leader secures the piece of protection in the rock

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Equalizing Anchors

A self- equalizing anchor will maintain an equal load on each individual point as the direction of pull changes (Figure 5-18). This is sometimes used in rappelling when the route must change left or right in the middle of the rappel. A self-equalizing anchor should only be used when necessary because if any one of the individual points fail

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Acroym Cashworth Climbing

a. Chimney Climbing. This is when you insert your entire body into a crack in the rock and by using both sides of the opening, and possibly all five types of basic holds, move up' the crack. b. Lie-back. This is a combination of both pull holds with your hands and …

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North American Rating Systems Rock Climbing

5.0-5.4: A physically fit climber can usually climb at this level with little or no rock climbing skills, using only natural ability. 5.4-5.7: Requires use of rock-climbing techniques such as hand jamming and/or strength. 5.7-5.9: Rock-climbing shoes, good skills, and some strength are usually necessary at this level. 5.10 and above: Beyond

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Mountaineering Guide

Fig. 13-2. Aerial view of a glacier showing principal features. The crevasses form at a right angle to the direction of flow. In a river, a steep drop brings a waterfall; the glacial counterpart is an icefall. Crevasses shoot out in all directions from the base of …

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Climbing Mixed Ice And Rock

fee climbing, as defined in this book, includes climbing on rock and ice simultaneously, climbing snowed-up rock with crampons and/or hand tools, and making the occasional move or series of moves on dry rock that may be necessary to connect bits of ice.

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Min Inspection Of Rope

9 With a stacked rope, anchor off the standing end. b Take the opposite end of the rope and make 6-8 coils and place them in your strong arm. These wraps will serve as a throwing weight that you can aim. 3 10-15 feet from the strong-arm coils create a second set of 6 …

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Mountain Survival Guide

The best method to assist you is with the use of a tracking stick. (1) Materials: a 4 foot straight pole. 2 rubber bands or similar material. (2) Locate 2 consecutive tracks. (3) Place the tip of the stick on the edge of the heel on the lead track. (4) Place a rubber band to mark the toe of the rear track.

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Descending Low Angle Lie

Descending Low Angle lie. Using an axe with a classically curved or slightly drooped pick, it is possible to descend securely either diagonally or facing directly out on slopes of up to 45*, once again depending on the type and quality of the ice. On névé and snow-ice you can descend diagonally pied à plat using the axe in the pioift appui

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Keystone Green Steps Valdez Alaska. Keystone Canyon is a waterfall ice climber 's paradise, with numerous climbs on both walls of the canyon accessible in minutes from the Richardson Highway, the main artery into the town of Vaidez. Before the winter of 1975-76, there had been no ice climbing in the area.

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