WL165 :  Alpine Rescue

This is an intensive field course covering rescue in alpine environments. Students review patient assessment system, backcountry treatment and evacuation procedures. Students have an opportunity to review rope handling techniques, anchor systems, rappelling, ascending and belaying in a backcountry alpine setting. Students learn the challenging techniques of crevasse, snow and ice rescues. Specific attention is placed on safe travel techniques, escaping belays, lowering and mechanical advantage. Students participate in a mock rescue situation, challenging their knowledge of patient assessment and their abilities to respond appropriately to an alpine emergency in a safe, time-efficient manner.
Prerequisite: WL177, PE185OJ and WL289.
Credit Hours: 1
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