Comment: Dope on a Rope - A Mountain Rescue Course

There is some great climbing to be done in that area. I used to climb up in that area a fair bit, started to slow down after I had a fall on a lead climb (only fell a few metres) on a fairly easy but very exposed climb. I would like to get back into it - I saw the gear yesterday as I am preparing for the 24 hours adventure race this weekend.
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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:15

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:15
It’s a fantastic area, in fact I’ll be up there the next two weekends, this one coming to walk the six-foot track (50klms) with a pack on Saturday, and the following weekend 4 days of rock climbing.

I’m doing the climbing and abseiling to hone my technical skills, especially as a lot of the mountaineering I intend to do is glacier based, so knowing how to self rescue from a crevasse is important. Last weekend was all about that...

Plus rock-climbing will assist with strength training also, so it all fits like a glove from a training perspective.

Mind you, mastering all the knots is taking time...but more on that later!

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