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Crevasse Rescue Informal Practice
If the weather is bad, we may reschedule this meetup. This will be an informal practice in the park (a rehearsal of sorts). It will be more about going through the steps of setting up a rescue pulley rather than formal instruction. Since we will be on grass most likely, we will have to improvise some. For example, we may use weighted packs in place of snow anchors and fallen climbers. This Mountaineers video provides a good example of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6gz6WaO1_0 Since we will only have a few hours to practice, I cannot guarantee everyone who signs up will be able to participate. However, you will get to see first-hand how this system is set up. We will also need people to help instruct the course on Saturday, April 28. This will be good practice for potential instructors and people who cannot make to Saturday’s meetup. This meetup is only open to people who already RSVP’d for the meetup on April 28, or cannot attend on Saturday and have already messaged me personally. If you RSVP, you will be put on waitlist initially and I will add you when I verify this. Please bring the following equipment if you have it (No worries if you don’t): Rope (bring plastic or something similar if you are concerned about protecting it from the ground) Climbing or glacier harness 8 caribiners (4 locking-and 4 non-locking) Locking and non-locking can be used interchangeably for this practice. Ice axe (Please cover the sharp ends with something) Shovel Personal prussiks (leg, chest, tie off) and chest harness Snow picket (SMC 24” or similar) or fluke 2 slings (1 – 24” and 1” 48” sling) Prussik-minding pulley Personal anchor system Headlamp. It may get dark before we finish. Appropriate clothing, snacks, water. You should mark any gear you may end up sharing with color tape or something else. I want you to get it all back by the end of practice. Meet at Marymoor Park by the climbing tower at 6 PM. Arriving late is ok. We will likely practice in the general area. Bring a dollar for parking if you drive.

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