Rescue Dynamics

Course Articles for Upcoming ACC TNF Summer Courses

Last Updated Friday, January 27, 2017


SOME OF THE ARTICLES CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE ARE DRAFT VERSIONS AND NOT YET READY FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION. THEY ARE MADE AVAILABLE HERE FOR ACCESS BY COURSE PARTICIPANTS AND REVIEWERS ONLY. DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THESE ARTICLES IN ANY FORM. WHEN THEY ARE READY, THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AS A REGULAR "ARTICLE OF THE MONTH". PLEASE DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THE URL OF THIS PAGE OR LINK TO IT FROM OTHER PAGES. THIS IS A TEMPORARY URL IN ANY CASE AND IT WILL BE REMOVED UPON COURSE COMPLETION.


WARNING! Mountaineering, Skiing and Rescue are, by their very nature, potentially hazardous activities. The materials presented here are intended as an adjunct to, not a replacement for, sound judgement and experience. The accuracy of the information presented here cannot be guaranteed and may change with time. The onus is on the individual to verify the applicability of the information to a given environment before using it as the basis of any kind of decision. In addition, accurate knowledge of the use of various safety devices and systems is requisite to understanding the information presented and in determining it's applicability to your situations. Always use a backup to your systems where a failure could result in death or injury. Nature offers few second chances for poor or inappropriate application of information and techniques. The Law of Gravity has no Court of Appeal. This must not be your only source of information on any given subject. Seek additional training from reputable schools and guides. Common sense and a strong will to survive must pervade your thoughts and actions. By using the information contained here, you are releasing the authors and Rescue Dynamics from any liability for any injury, including death, that may occur. You have been warned.


Instructions: Download and print each article. Start a Learning Journal and make notes about what you have read. If you cannot download the articles or have no printer, please send an email asking for printed copies of the articles or a CD containing the files. You will be charged for postage costs as well as for the reproduction of the paper copies and/or the CD. If you want printed copies, please specify colour or black and white as it changes the reproduction cost.
Important Articles for
ACC TNF Summer
Course Participants
ACC TNF Goals, Expectations and General Objectives
ACC TNF Summer Course Outline
Summer TNF Homework Assignment
Recommended Downloads

NOTE: all of these articles
are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf
format

Keeping a Learning Journal 40K file
Planning the Big Trip 19.5K file
Proof Testing Checklist (Trip Planning)
First Aid Kit Checklist
ACC Wilderness Code of Ethics
Anchors in Earnest 3.1 Megabyte file
Quick Sling Tricks 600K file
The Black Art of Piton Craft 1.5 Megabyte file
BRAKES - Rappel Safety Checklist 100K file
Shortroping 100 750K file
Shortroping 201 - Advanced Techniques 1.7 Megabyte file
Tying Off A Munter Hitch & Rescuing A Fallen Climber 770K file
Alpine Club Standard Waivers - html link for the most recent versions

ACC Waiver Administration Policy - html link for the most recent versions

ACC Accident & Incident Reporting Policy - html link for the most recent versions
Optional Downloads ACC 2002 Camp Manager's Handbook
will be sent to each participant from the national office
Emergency & Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders 1.2 Megabyte file
Helicopter Safety for Outdoor Leaders and Guides 1.2 Megabyte file
Improvised Brakes and Lowering 1.5 Megabyte file
Tying Off an ATC & Rescuing a Fallen Climber 1.2 Megabyte file
Unweighting a Non-releasable PCD 600K file
Pulleys and the 3:1 Pulley System 125K file
Rope Rescue Quiz 460K file
Guide to Guidebooks 50K file
The Cool Ones: A Review of Texts on the Topics of Ice Climbing and Glacier Travel
Wilderness Medicine Tomes - reviews of many of the wilderness first aid and wilderness medicine texts
Rappel Safety Techniques - optional download / slightly outdated

For additional articles of interest go to the Rescue Dynamics "Article of the Month" page. Article of the Month is a public service of Rescue Dynamics. Articles of interest on outdoor and rescue topics appear on that page roughly every month. Many articles are in Adobe's® Portable Document Format or PDF. In order to view and print these files, you will need a copy of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. The most recent version of Acrobat Reader is 6.0, although most of the articles above can be read with versions as old as 3.0.


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Many of these articles originally appeared in other publications and are reprinted courtesy of Cyril Shokoples. Cyril is an IFMGA certified Mountain Guide. He currently resides in Edmonton and is the proprietor of the firm Rescue Dynamics, which is involved in climbing, rescue and safety instruction, as well as mountain guiding. To contact Cyril:

Rescue Dynamics
5109 - 17 A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
Canada, T6L 1K5
Phone (780) 461-5040 fax / voice


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