Training Courses 2019/2020

Advanced Rigging: Gorge & Canyon, Dundonnell: 23rd-25th August 2019

Course full: wait list places available. (No one on wait list at moment, 7th August)

Designed for team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems.

Canyoning and Gorge walking has become very popular throughout Scotland and presents a unique challenge to the rescue teams. Extracting a casualty from confined spaces with difficult access and variable terrain presents a unique set of problems and solutions.

Advanced Rigging: Mountain, Glenmore Lodge: 6th – 8th September 2019
Designed for team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems.

Over the years teams have developed various systems for dealing with casualties in a steep environment. This course looks at advanced mountain based systems in use today. Extracting a casualty from steep ground with difficult access and variable terrain presents a unique set of problems and solutions.

Rigging Practitioner – Ground Anchors – Melrose: 1st – 3rd November 2019
This course is aimed at team members how have received technical training their team and wish to improve and consolidate best practice in modern rigging systems, which include; single rope and mirrored rope rigs, and a variety of anchor systems.

Whilst this course will have a focus on ground anchors, other anchors will also be considered.

An emphasis is placed on knowledge of equipment strength and the skill of engineering rigging systems to maximise strengths for rescue loads. The course will also cover a variety of belay equipment and the principles of self-arrest and non-self-arrest rope capture systems

Search Management  Carrbridge Hotel: 15th – 17th November 2019
Designed for team members who wish to learn or develop their understanding of search management.

The aim of this course is to train team members in missing persons search management techniques within a Scottish Mountain Rescue context. This course introduces established best practice recognised by multi agencies and additionally provides appreciation of police requirements in relation to search standards.

Digital Mapping Carrbridge Hotel: 15th – 17th November 2019
Designed for those team members who wish to learn the use of Scottish Mountain Rescue mapping software known as Mountain Map – and how it integrates with search management techniques.
Casualty Care Assessment, Central Scotland – Venue tbc: 24th November 2019
 
Avalanche Companion, Glenmore Lodge: 10th – 12th January 2020
The Avalanche Companion course is suited to rescue team members with little or no previous experience of rescue in potentially hazardous winter terrain.
Avalanche Rescue, Braemar: 31st January – 2nd February
The Avalanche Rescue course is suited to rescue team members who have completed the Avalanche Companion course. Alternatively, participants should understand the basics of avalanche hazard assessment and risk reduction. Candidates should be able to perform a transceiver search and companion rescue of a single buried victim.
Winter Rigging, Fort William: 21st – 23rd Feb
 Designed for those team members who can effectively operate without protection on winter Grade I terrain, and have completed the SMR Rigging Practitioner course. The programme will refresh, up-date and improve your practical winter technical rigging knowledge and rescue skills in the field.
Casualty Care Assessment, North/West Scotland – Venue tbc: 1st March 2020
 

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Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003