Vertical Self-Rescue Training Weekend

16-17 June
Murphy’s Creek Escape camp ground

Well known climber and trainer, Phil Box, will again be conducting this popular weekend for climbers and abseilers.  

Self-rescue is the art of using the gear you normally have on your rack to get yourself or your team out of a situation that would otherwise leave you stranded (or worse). Improvising on the fly could end badly. How long has it been since you prusicked? abseiled past a knot? freed another abseiler with a jammed descender? escaped the belay? hoisted a second using half the effort of a direct haul? Could you abseil down and pluck a casualty off a cliff? Are your methods still best practice?

“Do yourself a favour” and take advantage of Phil’s encyclopedic knowledge, commitment to safety and impressive abseiling platform overlooking Murphy’s Creek.

Sunday is usually supervised practice at Red Cliffs or nearby.

Costs  (please bring enough cash) :

Instruction and camping fees for two nights (Friday and Saturday nights)     $50.

Instruction and camping fee for one night (Saturday nights)     $40.

Instruction (no camping)             $30.

Participants must be insured for abseiling, such as through membership of FMR, another BWQ-affiliated club or Brisbane Bushwalkers.

You will benefit more if you brush up on your knots, and are abseiling safely and confidently.

Bring your helmet, harness and hardware (ropes will be provided), camping gear and food.

Email fmrqld@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

Murphy’s Creek Escape, 356 Thomas Rd, Upper Lockyer          Google maps link