Imagine yourself belaying a partner on a climb when a mishap befalls them and they are hanging on the other end of the rope with you stuck on belay and unable to do anything. If you do any multi-pitch climbing, whether as a leader or a follower, you could find yourself in this scenario. If having the skills to manage these situations is of interest to you, then our two-day Rock Rescue course is exactly what you need.
On day one, we cover all the basics of improvised self-rescue, from rescue anchors and station-management to blocking and escaping belays. On day two, we move on to raising and lowering systems and, depending on what group experience allow for, we may also deal with more complicated scenarios involving multiple lowers, rappels with victims, passing knots, rope ascending, and other techniques used in multi-pitch rescue.
Take a look at Chek News to see their story on our Rock Rescue courses.
All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.
Included in the price:
- 2 days of instruction with an ACMG guide
- Group technical gear
- Personal technical gear (harness, helmet, carabiners, belay devices, climbing shoes)
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to and from meeting point
- Personal equipment
- Rock Rescue (pdf)
$400.00 / person(at 4:1 ratio)
The most well taught and invaluable course with regards to rock climbing I've ever done!Franjo Gasparovic, Courtenay, BC.
If someone had been injured while climbing I had no idea what to do until taking a course like this!Clive Powsey, Cumberland, BC.
Before I forget I thought I’d write a quick note about the Rock Rescue course we had with Lyle last weekend. It was an incredibly informative few days and well all really enjoyed it (and learned a lot). Lyle was absolutely great. Thanks for your help in putting this together for us!Alois Schonenberger, Victoria, BC.
The course was very helpful. We love the location. Graeme's teaching was effective. We had plenty time to practice. At the end of the course, we had much more confidence with the sport.Neil Han, Victoria, BC