What is a Peak Instruction Workshop?
These workshops will focus on one or more topics and are open to cavers of any background. The costs will always be kept as low as possible to make the courses more accessible and they will be staffed by one or more BCA qualified CIC holders. The workshops are not a qualification or certificate but are training and advice from an expert. Some workshops are aimed at the cave leader and others at cavers in general. For more information please read the workshop specifics.
The Ladder Skills Workshop aims to cover methods of safely and efficiently rigging and lifelining with caving ladders. We’ll start with how to rig safely, what to take into account and ‘how safe are ladders?’. We’ll look at ways of lifelining cavers up and down the ladder pitch and we’ll look at some of the most common problems and emergency scenarios and how to cope with them. We’ll take whatever skills or knowledge you already have and refine and expand it, adding new techniques where appropriate, until you feel you have a more confident grasp of all things laddery.
Don’t always rely on others for your safe passage, get trained and skilled.
Attendees should be cavers from any background with a genuine desire to up-skill. Basic knowledge of knots and ropework is required but no experience of rigging or belaying is needed. You should have some experience of caving on ladders rigged by others,
This is particularly suitable for those wanting a skills refresher for LCMLA Level 2.
Dates to be confirmed
Contact us for bookings and enquiries here
Caving kit can be hired for minimal cost.
Meet at 9:30am
After a short introduction and weather check we'll head to Pindale Farm SRT tower. 1st session: traditional ladder-lifeline skills. 2nd session: modern ladder-lifeline skills.
Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day. A cafe stop can be arranged for a small group.
Continue with the 2nd session. 3rd session: Problem solving and self rescue.
4:00 pm - Finish course. Time for questions and feedback.
Personal kit for caving and surface based activities. Please ensure you have a SRT kit and gloves. We can hire out any caving kit you require, please let us know asap.
You are welcome to bring your own vertical kit but we’ll provide everything that’s needed for the workshop.
Don’t forget food and drink!