Advanced Navigation Day into Night

Emergency Procedures 1 –Mountain Hypothermia 

What is mountain hypothermia and give a brief outline of its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Physiology
  • Causes – environmental, individual
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Treatment – early, ongoing
  • Prevention
  • Other common ailments: sprains, blisters, fatigue, etc.

Emergency Procedures 2 – Mountain Rescue 

  • Procedures in the case of a mountain accident.
  • Mountain rescue  in  Ireland
  • Accident procedure
  • Plan of action
  • Call-out procedure
  • Role of the Rescue Helicopters, SARDA

Hillwalk- Steep/Broken Ground

Exploring more rugged terrain. Our abilities and limitations to remain at all times in full control of the situation.

  • Safe movement in ascent and descent
  • Movement skills and technique
  • Advance planning, Route finding, maps etc.
  • Movement of a group
  • Hazards, problems of loose rock and other objective dangers
  • Route choice, in more complex terrain where ridges or valleys must be crossed

Relocation techniques 

  • Following a clear process.
  • Slope aspect
  • Transit lines.
  • Resections 

Night Navigation/Poor Weather Exercise

  • Leap frogging
  • Navigation in poor or zero visibility. 
  • Added impact of poor weather
  • Equipment selection and handling

Course Details

Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
1 Day / Night
Cost
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