Pre-Conference

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - 2 DAYS

June 6 & 7, 2018

Jon McArthur
“Survival & Wilderness Living Skills”
David Delafield
“Survival & Wilderness Living Skills”

PROGRAM DETAILS

Bushcraft and Survival for SAR

David Delafield, Burman University and Mammut Bushcraft, Lacombe, Alberta.

Jonathan McArthur, CD. 4 Wg GSAR Team, Royal Canadian Air Force, Karamat Wilderness

Ways, Cold Lake, Alberta.

The concepts of Bushcraft and Survival has been muddled in recent history of the advent of “survival based reality TV show”. Take a refreshing approach to modern survival skills with a Northern Bushcraft flair. David and Jonathan have both trained under the watchful eye of Mr Mors Kochanski, a Canadian legend, author and is considered the grandfather of the modern wilderness living skills and survival movement. Together they will present core survival skills and basic bushcrafting. This intense but pleasant 2 day course will cover fire-craft to shelters, to what is the minimum amount of equipment to take into the boreal mountain forest, water purification, Roycraft Pack frames and much more. This quick 2 day intro will leave you more knowledge and skills, as we all know knowledge and skills weighs nothing in your rescue pack.

From this course you receive a knife, sharpening boards and waxed canvas tinder bag with a

fire starting kit as part of your enrolment fee.
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Cost: $240 (includes meals both days)

 

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ADVANCED COMPANION RESCUE
June 6, 2018

Tim Taylor
ACMG Asst Rock Guide

PROGRAM DETAILS

Advanced Companion Rescue

Companion Recue skills are perishable. Spring is the time to get tuned up for the year and add a few more tricks to your toolbox.

Refresh the basic skills. Simple is smart so let’s get tuned up on the basics.

•  What are Ratchets?

•  Which ratchets belong where?

•  Why Knot

•  LRH

•  Belay Devices and Lowers

•  Escaping the Belay

•  Up? , Down? , Help?

•  Low efficiency 3 to 1 (z drag)

• Double Italian Lower (Bonus Material – with a knot pass)

• What gear do you carry and why? Let’s find the least gear you can carry in event of a rescue while still producing a high efficiency raising system.

• Escape the belay and raise with a high efficient 3 to 1
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Cost: $140 (Includes meals)

 

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COMPANION RESCUE
June 6, 2018

PROGRAM DETAILS

Companion Rescue

• Tying off belays and lowers

• Safe rappel and lower

• Escaping belays

• Efficient techniques for rescue, raise and lower

• Improvised anchors

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Cost: $140 (Includes meals)

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HELICOPTER OPERATIONS AND SAFETY
June 7, 2018

Charley Shimanski
Heli Operations & Safety
Kyle Wadden
Heli Operations & Safety
Ernst Bergmann
Heli Operations & Safety

PROGRAM DETAILS

Helicopter Operations and Safety

• Basics of helicopter operations  •  Helicopter types

•  Landing zone requirements  •  Ground-to-Air communications, hand signals

• Risk assessment and risk management for heli ops  •  Situational Awareness  •  loading and unloading

•  Hot loading, power-on insertion

•  Hover exit training in technical terrain with a type III helicopter

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Cost: $160 (Includes breakfast/lunch)

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
June 7, 2018

Mike Adolph
Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

•  Self-arrest, ice axe arrest

•  Roping up for glacier travel

•  Traveling on a glacier

•  Snow anchors

•  Mechanical advantage systems

•  Crevasse rescue systems

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Cost: $200 (Includes breakfast/lunch)

 

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Advanced Rope Rescue
June 7, 2018

Kirk Mauthner
Advanced Rope Rescue
Gord Irwin
Advanced Rope Rescue

Advanced Rope Rescue

•Emergency Management BC has commissioned Basecamp Innovations Ltd to perform a study to update procedures and methods for technical rope rescue in 2016. The outcome of surveys, research and testing resulted in new recommendations for Dual Capability Two Tensioned Rope Rescue Systems DCTTRS. The project will be concluded in 2018 and the recommendations will be implemented by mountain rescue teams across Western Canada. This one-day clinic will introduce what is now considered best practices for safer, two-rope rescue systems – DCTTRS have been recently adopted by ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue) as a Terrestrial Rescue Recommendation.
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Cost: $160 (Includes breakfast/lunch)

 

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Hosted by: Rocky Mountain House
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