Leading Edge Concepts
Tactical Operational Mountaineering Skills Development
Technical Rescue Essentials
This course provides a solid foundation of fundamental rescue skills and techniques, with emphasis on practical hands on exercises. Essential for all individuals and rescue personnel seeking to gain greater proficiency and confidence. Emphasis on light weight ,minimum gear solutions and problem solving applicable to challenging operational situations.
This is also an excellent refresher course to get back up to speed with the latest equipment and systems.
Mountain Mobility and Technical Mountain Rescue
Focusing on operational mountaineering skills, with emphasis on efficient individual and Team movement in more complex mountain environments. This course will build on essential rescue skill sets introducing new concepts and focusing on application of learned skill sets in increasingly complex and challenging scenarios. Real life scenarios to re-enforce good terrain assessment, proper application, and greater Team and Individual problem solving. skills. NVG night training is also provided for Teams looking to get more hands on night rescue training.
Specifically designed as a more advanced C.O.I. for those with some rope rescue background.
Winter Mountaineering Operations
This comprehensive course covers the material from the Technical Rescue Essentials and Adaptive Mountain Rescue Courses and introduces foundational skill sets necessary for safe movement in mountainous terrain in the winter time.
The challenges of operating in cold weather are a key component to mountain ops training.
Movement and application of rescue skills in cold environments and all techniques necessary for safe travel on snow and ice are fundamental components of the course.
The White Mountains and Mt Washington in particular offers some of the most challenging winter weather conditions providing an ideal location for training.
Lead Climber Development
Designed for individuals with prior climbing experience, with emphasis on route finding, efficient movement skills, multi-pitch ascents and descents, this course will give you the skill sets and confidence to assess terrain and become a more proficient tactical lead climber.
Emphasis is placed on the the ability to safely assess terrain, route find and lead individuals or teams up routes on 5th class terrain.
Swiftwater Rescue Technical Unit One (SRT1)
This cousrse provides knowledge in hydrology site control and scene management.Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Standard NFPA 1670 Operation (water)
American Institute for Avalanche
Research and Education (Level 1, 2 and 3 courses)
AIARE courses are designed to be a complete program of avalanche education. Each course of the progression builds on knowledge and skills gained in the prerequisite course(s). AIARE curriculum meets or exceeds existing national and international standards.
Decision making is a crucial and critical component of the program. Everything taught, demonstrated, and practiced in any AIARE course is aimed at helping you improve your decision making in the field.
A.M.G.A. Single Pitch Instructor Course
The American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to facilitate and instruct proficiently the sport of rock climbing in a single-pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally-recognized single-pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States.
Mountain Mobility / Senior Mountaineer
WINTER SKILLS Task; 2.36-2.52 (offered Jan-April))
This comprehensive course covers all the technical skills and knowledge required to operate in all types of mountainous terrain and conditions.
Critical task covered include:
2-1 Environmental Effects on Operations, Navigation, Camouflage, and Concealment in Mountain Environment
2-2 Environmental Effects on Operations, Navigation, Camouflage, and Concealment in Cold Weather Environment
2-3 Land Search Party Requirements
2-4 Tie Classifications (Knots, Bends, and Hitches).
2-5 Tie Knots, Bends, and Hitches
2-6 Construct Improvised Harnesses
2-7 Prepare Search Plans
2-8 Patient Packaging for Horizontal Raise
2-9 Patient Packaging for Vertical Raise
2-10 Select, Use, and Maintain Climbing Equipment and Clothing/Sustainment Items
2-11 Perform Search Party Duties
2-12 Perform Rope Management
2-13 Select Routes
2-14 Construct Natural Anchors
2-15 Construct Artificial Anchors
2-16 Use Climbing Communications
2-17 Use Belay Systems
2-18 Perform Lead Protection Placement Utilizing Aid Climbing Techniques
2-19 Perform Lead Protection Placement Utilizing Free Climbing Techniques
2-20 Lead a Multi-Pitch Rock Climb
2-21 Perform Rope Ascent with Friction Hitches
2-22 Perform Rope Ascent with Mechanical Ascending Devices
2-23 Perform Rappel Techniques
2-24 Knot Bypass On-Rappel Procedures
2-25 Retrievable Rappel System
2-26 Tandem (Buddy) Rappel
2-27 High-Angle Pick-Off
2-28 Construct and Use Mechanical Advantage Systems
2-29 Perform Low-Angle Evacuation
2-30 Perform High-Angle Evacuation
2-31 System Knot Bypass
2-32 Tree Rescue & Recovery
2-33 Suspension Traverse Evacuation Method (Aerial Ropeway Suspension System)
2-34 Emergency Medical Operations in Adverse Terrain
2-35 Terrain Characteristics Affecting Travel
WINTER COLD WEATHER SKILLS
2-36 Avalanche Causes
2-37 Avalanche Hazard Prediction Methods
2-38 Avalanche Survival Actions
2-39 Avalanche Rescue Equipment Requirements and Techniques
2-40 Perform Snow/Alpine Travel Movement Fundamentals
2-41 Perform Skiing Techniques
2-42 Perform Snow Shoeing Techniques
2-43 Perform Avalanche Rescue
2-44 Perform Emergency Medical Operations in Adverse Terrain
2-45 Perform Avalanche-Prone Terrain Crossing
2-46 Perform Glacier Travel Movement Fundamentals
2-47 Construct Snow & Ice Anchors
2-48 Perform Ice Axe Self-Arrest and Team-Arrest
2-49 Perform Crevasse Rescue Procedures
2-50 Perform Glacier Travel Fundamentals Wearing Crampons
2-51 Place Ice Climbing Protection
2-52 Lead an Ice Climb
Mountain Mobility / Basic MountaineerSRT1)
This course covers all the team member technical skills and knowledge to operate
in a mountainous environment under Senior mountaineer supervision.
1-1 Environmental Effects on Operations, Navigation, Camouflage, in mountain Environment
1-2 Environmental Effects on Operations, Navigation, Camouflage, in Cold Weather Environment
1-3 Land Search Requirements
1-4 Tie Classifications (Knots, Bends, and Hitches)
1-5 Tie Knots, Bends, and Hitches
1-6 Perform Emergency Medical Operations in Adverse Terrain
1-7 Construct Improvised Litters
1-8 Construct Improvised Harnesses
1-9 Patient Packaging for Horizontal Raise
1-10 Patient Packaging for Vertical Raise
1-11 Select, Use, and Maintain Climbing Equipment and Clothing/Sustainment Items.
1-12 Perform Mountain Movement Techniques
1-13 Perform Search Party Duties
1-14 Perform Rope Management
1-15 Select Routes
1-16 Construct Natural Anchors
1-17 Construct Artificial Anchors
1-18 Use Climbing Communications
1-19 Use Belay Systems
1-20 Perform Rope Ascent with Friction Hitches
1-21 Perform Rope Ascent with Mechanical Ascending Devices
1-22 Perform Rappel Techniques
1-23 Knot Bypass On-Rappel Procedures
1-24 Retrievable Rappel System
1-25 Tandem (Buddy) Rappel
1-26 High-Angle Pick-Off
1-27 Construct and Use Mechanical Advantage Systems
1-28 Perform Low-Angle Evacuation
1-29 Perform High-Angle Evacuation
1-30 Tree Rescue & Recovery
1-31 Suspension Traverse Evacuation Method (Aerial Ropeway Suspension System)