This FT is an evaluation; you will not be taught these techniques at the FT. You will be expected to demonstrate the technique without prompting or assistance from the instructor.
Prerequisites: Completion of field trip FT5 SIG Snow, or equivalent z-pulley training.
Preparation: Read chapter 17 in Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills (MFotH), 8th Edition, covering glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Practice setting up the Z-pulley from both end person and middle person positions.
Equipment: Be sure to bring all the gear listed below. Mark your equipment so that you will be able to identify it when it gets mixed in with other gear.
Students will be divided into teams of 3 or more. You will tie into the rope as if on a glacier climb. You will rotate positions on the rope demonstrating proficiency with Z-pulley setup at the end and middle positions. Scenarios must be completed in less than 30 minutes. Z-pulley technique should be demonstrated as shown here:
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