Rescue Dynamics

Course Articles for Upcoming ACC TNF Winter Courses

Last Updated Friday, January 27, 2017


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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.


See below for selected additional articles of interest from 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.

Articles for
ACC TNF Winter
Course Participants
ACC TNF Winter Course Schedule - NEWLY REVISED FOR 2013
ACC TNF Winter - Goals, Expectations and General Objectives - (revised Dec 2011)

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

Keeping a Learning Journal 40K file
Avalanche & Leadership Knowledge & Homework Assignments
Planning the Big Trip 19.5K file
ACC Wilderness Code of Ethics
Parks ATES Avalanche Rating Scale 90K file
Repair Kit Checklist
First Aid Kit Checklist
Proof Testing Checklist (Trip Planning)
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
Emergency & Radio Communications for Outdoor Guides and Leaders 1.2 Megabyte file
Helicopter Safety for Outdoor Leaders and Guides 1.2 Megabyte file
Optional Downloads ACC Camp Manager's Handbook
not currently available
Guide to Guidebooks 50K file
Wilderness Medicine Tomes - reviews of many of the wilderness first aid and wilderness medicine texts
Special Note: In the Rescue Dynamics "Article of the Month" portion of this website there have been a substantial number of excellent new articles added over the last decade that may particularly appeal to winter and summer ACC trip leaders. Be sure to check these out. Of note are several recent articles on avalanche related topics.

Selected Articles in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format (not mandatory reading)


moc OS logo Selected Articles in HTML or Text (.txt) Format (not mandatory reading)


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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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