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Next Meet

"Wild Camping"

1st - 3rd March 2013

Next Social

AGM. Portland D136.
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Thursday 14th March
8.00 pm

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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am

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Winter Skills 2007 Course Information

There are three courses available:

1. Introduction to winter mountaineering

  • For those with summer hill walking experience and maybe some winter walking experience.
  • This will teach how to put on and use crampons, how to use an ice axe, avalanche awareness, snow and ice belays and other general winter techniques.
  • There are 2 groups booked for this course with guide ratios of 1:6.
  • Minimum boot requirement is a 3 season strong soled leather boot, no fabric boots.

2. Introduction to winter climbing

  • For those who have used crampons and ice axes in winter before.
  • This will be guiding up Scottish grade 1 – 2 gullies with techniques in rope use and gear placement being taught.
  • Guide ratios of 1:4.
  • Minimum boot requirement is B2.

3. Advanced winter climbing

  • For those who have some experience of using ice axe and crampons and also have climbing experience (can tie in, climb at least v. diff outside and have use traditional rock gear before).
  • The Scottish grades for this course will be about 3 or 4.
  • The course will be 1 day in duration either Friday or Saturday and will be in a guide ratio of 1:2.
  • Minimum boot requirement is B3.

Further Information

Gear

  • All courses
    • There will be a fair amount of “hanging about” whilst the instructors are talking and so I advise taking a comfortable warm layer so you aren’t freezing on the hill.
    • You won’t be running around sweating like normal trips (at least on the fri/sat).

Kit you need:
Introduction to mountaineering

  • You do not need a harness, but will need helmet, crampons and ice axe, which can be borrowed from the club.
  • If you have a sling and karabiner or two then bring them. Otherwise you need the essential kit on the information sheet.

Introduction to winter climbing

  • You need a harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe good gloves, and everything else on the info sheet kit list.
  • You can borrow club/uni gear if you need to.
  • If you have rock/ice gear, belay plate, slings, karabiners, etc then bring them.

Advanced climbing

  • You need a harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe good gloves, and everything else on the info sheet kit list.
  • You can borrow club/uni gear if you need to.
  • If you have rock/ice gear, belay plate, slings, karabiners, etc then bring them.

Boots

  • If you have ordered hire boots, we will collect them on Friday at 8am. You will need £30 or your cheque book with you.

Insurance

  • With regard to insurance all Talisman guides have the relevant NGB qualifications and professional and public liability insurance.
  • They also have up to date HASAW 1st Aid certificates.
  • As a fully paid up university mountaineering club affiliated to the BMC the club and it's members benefit from the BMC's public liability insurance scheme.
  • The club members are not covered for disability or personal accident insurance unless individual members have there own personal accident insurance.
  • The guides have said:
    • In the past some of the clubs we have worked with have asked their members to take out additional personal accident insurance or disability insurance and details of this can be found on the BMC website.
    • Please see this link to the BMC http://www.thebmc.co.uk/services/memship/memins.htm

BMC Participation Statement

  • This is the statement from the guides you will be asked to sign:
  • "Climbing and Mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement." (BMC Participation Statement)
  • We are covered by professional liability insurance but you are responsible for organising your own CANCELLATION, CURTAILMENT & ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVER if required.
  • I agree to notify Talisman Mountaineering in writing should I have any underlying health condition that could affect my participation or the safety of other participants.
  • There will be a sheet to sign in each bus.

Winter Skills Groups and people on trip

Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Group 1 (Winter Skills)

  1. Mark Beer - Group Leader
  2. Philippa Reed
  3. Kathryn Mason
  4. Alistair Wye
  5. Rob Hurford
  6. Nell Munro

Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Group 2 (Winter Skills)

  1. Ralph Delaney - Group Leader
  2. Thomas Prince
  3. Tom Grant
  4. Ivo Veselic
  5. Stuart Reeves
  6. Christie Johnson

Introduction to Winter Climbing Group 1 (Mountaineering)

  1. Fabian Seymour - Group Leader
  2. Helen Francis
  3. Gerard Tennant

Introduction to Winter Climbing Group 2 (Mountaineering)

  1. Martin Perry - Group Leader
  2. Mike Swinn
  3. Catherine Kilburn

Advanced Winter Climbing Friday (Climbing)

  1. Alistair Ross - Group Leader
  2. Luke Lindsay

Advanced Winter Climbing Saturday (Climbing)

  1. Steve Williams - Group Leader
  2. Louise Atkin

Other People on Trip

  1. Damian Warren
  2. Sophie Cheng
  3. Andrew Gray
  4. Chris Burn
  5. Adam Thorpe
  6. Francis Casson
  7. James Richards
  8. Alan Perry
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