Tyrolean for Groups Training (21st January 2019)

  Course Cost: £75 Number of Places: 2 UPDATE: This course is confirmed and running on the 21st of January 2019 This would be a full days training based in North Wales with a theoretical session...

Mine to Cave Transfer Training, 23rd July 2018

I’m running a mine to cave transfer training day on the 23rd of July.  This one days training is suitable for those who’ve completed their Level 1 Mine Leader Training and my be inter...

Knots

Just found this on Petzls website: https://www.petzl.com/GB/en/Sport/Knots?ActivityName=Caving  Pretty much covers the knots you’d need as a Level 1 or Level 2 Cave/Mine Leader  ...

Caution with Cows-tails

Worth a read about a incident several years ago where it would appear a student fell with their head between a sling used as a cows-tail.  Relatively simple rescue if you have the right kit…...

Cutting ropes under tension

As part of the work I’ve been playing around with on Tyroleans the question of how tolerant a rope is to abrasion when under tension has repeatedly been raised.  As an attempt to have a lit...

Level 2 Essential Knots

Here’s a few knots I’d say are essential for all Level 2 Cave & Mine Leaders. Click on the knot title for some information on how to tie them....

Broad (load bearing?) belts for level 1 trips

Belts are not PPE kit, as such they are not tested and not rated. Hanging on just a belt is going to hurt, or worse! However they are very useful within the context of the Level 1 Mine/Cave Leader. Th...