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Ropes Course

When: Sat, 7 Jul 2012 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: TBI - Team Building Institute - Pretoria
Main Activity: Course

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-25.784, 28.3356

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Picture for article Abseiling and rope work is a a key component of most of the longer adventure races. Having confidence in this skill makes for a far more pleasurable AR experience.

TIMES
Arrive: 07h30 (Tea & Coffee will be served)
Start: 08h00
End: 14h00


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN DURING THE COURSE

KNOTS

Fig 8 on bight (strong)
Alpine Butterfly (pull in three directions)
Bow line (can adjust / undo easily)
Italian Hitch (absail)

20m SAFETY ROPE
Body belay - harness with sling (around back-pack)
Alpine decent - steep terrain
Bow line with one hand
Retrieval of rope - alpine butterfly + carabiner
Double rope through belay plate / Italian hitch
Harness out of rope (alpine butterfly)

ILLUSTRATED ON THE GROUND
How to Picture for article put on harness (double buckle vs double back)
How to put on helmet (why not really cycle helmet)
How to go over edge - take up slack, legs bent, apart and flat against wall
Loose hand not on rope, behind back
How to put different equipment on rope
Fig 8/ belay plate, Petzl stop, italian hitch + prussik (also show rack)
Tie off (figure 8 / belay plate)
Heave packs hang between legs on sling (larks foot)

FROM THE PLATFORM
Each person to absail 3 times, with each piece of equipment (figure 8, stop, italian hitch + prussik) then tie off and undo on the drop with fig8 / belay plate.

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Disclaimer: This info is accurate at time of posting. Please confirm in good time prior to the event.
Contact Mark Dickson on (082) 469-5586 if you have any questions or need additional help with this activity.