aboynamedmargrette wrote:My thoughts on itinerary so far:
- Meet at 7am, brief discussion of practice theories and set some goals for the day
- General (basic) ice/snow practice
- Grill and beer (folks not joining in beacon stuff can bail out
- Beacon practice for anyone who is interested (I would assume we should have enough beacons present to allow taking turns for anyone not equipped with one but still wanting to try)
- Get in a few turns while trying to avoid needing to use any of our newly practiced skills (weather and time permitting)
Sounds like a perfect itinerary.
SurfNTurf wrote:This crew might be different, but when we've done these in the past most of the attendees were still learning their way around an ice ax. Going over the different ways to hold an ax, how to properly fit and put on crampons, basic snow-climbing techniques (French step, duck walk, etc.), self-belay, glissading, and self-arrest from a variety of body positions took the whole day.
This describes me. Getting an overview of all of this on Sunday would really be awesome.
And as for beacons, I may stay after and learn some basics. I was only asking if I would need one for the other training we will be doing.