Rock & Sun and DMM offer an Improvised Rescue Course. This course is for climbers who are competent leading on trad, and for climbers who have done our Learn to Lead Trad course or Trad climbing improver course. Learn the vital skills of improvised and self rescue.
All donations will be used to fund this and future Jonathan Woods Improvised Rescue Courses. Jonathan Woods, known as Woody, died in March 2011 due to the injuries caused by rock fall while he was climbing at the Pembrokeshire sea cliff of Bosherston Head near St Govans. Woody was a well known and universally loved character on the UK climbing scene. His death, caused by such an unfortunate accident, made a lot of people in the climbing community realise that they would not know what to do in case someone got injured. This inspired Woody's mum and his friends to organise Improvised Rescue Courses.
The Focus of this Jonathan Woods Improvised Rescue Course
Would you know what to do if the worst were to happen? How to escape from a sea cliff when the tide is rising? How to abseil with an unconscious casualty? The best time to gain these skills is before you need them.
Often what holds us back from adventures is fear of the unknown or fear that if you get stuck you won’t have the skills to get yourself out of trouble. Let us show you the tricks of the trade.
This course focuses on improvised rescue and self rescue techniques in both single and multi-pitch environments.
Improvised Rescue Course Content
- Minimum age: 18
- Maximum ratio is 1:4
- Rescue tools, knots & procedures
- Lowers, prussiking, abseils
- Multi pitch evacuation
- Leader and traverse rescues
- Assisted hoists
- Unassisted hoists
- Improvised chest harness
- How to get out of the system to attract help