Tyrolean for Groups document updates

I’ve just made a few little updates to the the Tyrolean underground document, including a slight update to the illustration, some more kit that can be used to rig a Tyrolean and addressed the od...

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....