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|| Abseiling & Climbing
The Abseiling Skills course is a personal/recreational skills training course which provides training for those who wish to learn to abseil safely without an independent belay.
There is no assessment included in this section of the course, and as such no certification will occur at these levels. A certificate of attendance will be issued.
The aim of the Abseiling Skills Course is to make a person competent at setting up a retrievable or fixed single line abseil and being able to descend the rope safely.
This course runs for 2 days
Knowledge and skills
Training and accreditatin schemes within South Africa and their scope and limitations
The purpose, use, care and maintenance of the items of abseil equipment
Setting up an anchor system using either trees or bollards of rock, bolted anchor pointsor structural features as well as techniques for equalising the load between multiple anchor points.
Setting up a fixed line and retrievable abseil
Prusiking (ascending a rope as a form of self-rescue)
Abseiling and self-belay
Use of a fireman’s belay (disadvantages and advantages)
Basic problem solving
Essential Emergency procedures
The course does not cover
The skills needed to approach and retreat from mountain crags
Access to any location where escape is not easily possible from the top and the bottom of the abseil site
Multiple abseils, or abseils that involve intermediate stances
The supervision or leadership of other abseilers
Industrial access situations
Long, complex or technical abseils
Any hauling systems
Mechanical ascending devices
|| Full time Course
|| R 1,200.00 Per person