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High Angle Rescue

  • Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 Southeast 43rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Learn what to do when things do NOT go right on multi-pitch climbs. Drawing on experience as a guide, Mick will cover the basics of self-rescue in a multi-pitch environment. The clinic will cover basic knots used in rescue situations, hauling systems, efficient retreating techniques, ascending techniques, equipment to carry on route, and discussions of real-world scenarios.

Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advanced Climbing Skills

Required Gear: Harness, belay device, 5 pear shaped locking carabiners, non-locking carabiners, prussik cord, double length sling, 20 ft of 6 mm cord.

Optional Gear: Various ascenders like Tibloc, mini traction, jumar.

Instructor: Mick Pearson

Tuition: $55

Max Participants: 10


About the Instructor

Mick resides in Seattle, WA managing Kaf Adventures an outdoor education and adventure travel company, and works tirelessly to provide world-class experiences and educational experiences that provide knowledge and a greater perspective of wilderness travel.

Mick’s true passion is education. He has found a unique passion for educating aspiring instructors and guides in the U.S. You will find him outside helping new leaders gain confidence in their ability to make decisions in complex environments.

Mick is an AMGA certified Rock and Alpine Guide, SPI Program Provider, AMGA Instructor Team Member, LNT Master Trainer, a Wilderness First Responder, a certified Level 3 AAI Avalanche graduate, and a Course Leader for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education.

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