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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
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
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.