Introduction

Q| GAIN ATTENTION. Climbing and mountaineering by its nature is an occupation which involves a certain amount of risk, many of these risks can be eliminated or reduced by sound training, common sense, and by wearing and using the right equipment for the task at hand. However, accidents may occur even though you have taken all prudent precautions to protect yourself and your partner. You may very well find yourself having to rescue your partner or even have to be rescued yourself. It is therefore important that you should have a sound working knowledge of the basic self help and rescue techniques used.

2 OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize the student with the methods in which to rescue himself or his climbing partner in the event one sustains an injury serious enough that they can no longer continue to climb. This lesson relates to PARTY CLIMBING.

31 METHOD/MEDIA. The material in this lesson will be presented by lecture and demonstration. You will practice what you have learned immediately following this period of instruction.

4| EVALUATION. This period of instruction is a lesson purpose class.

TRANSITION: Are there any questions over the purpose or how the class will be taught? First we will talk about what we will need to know to determine a rescue.

Q (5 Min) ASSESSING THE SITUATION. A party climb rescue can become time consuming, and precious minutes are involved when dealing with injuries. Whenever an injury occurs while climbing, whether it involved the #1 or #2 climber, you should first assess the situation and determine the following:

BODY

Is the climber conscious or unconscious?

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