Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A day indoors

Staff training for the trainees at The Ice Factor today. We've been discussing various team and peer belaying options for the busy taster sessions they get there in summer. The guys are running popular sessions and getting lots of repeat business and good feedback from customers. Today I was working on fine points of improving safety looking closely at where the instructor positions themself and ensuring that no slack develops in the system etc. We also looked at different options for preventing and dealing with a client who refuses to let go of the wall to be lowered. Dan and I also talked through simple strategies for improving novice clients footwork on the ice wall. Finally - just for a bit of fun we also looked at prussiking up a rope.

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