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Self-Rescue Course

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Self-Rescue Course with Marc Chauvin Chauvin Guides International LLC June 15 & 16, 2013 What a great weekend it was for learning. There were 10 students in the course and we met Marc Chauvin of Chauvin Guides International LLC at Quincy Quarries.  The course was offered through the AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee and covered on both Saturday and Sunday. Lecture was for the most part of Saturday at the “O” Wall and we practiced some of the techniques Marc covered in his lecture. On Sunday we reviewed the techniques that were covered the day before and then put them to practice on the rock! We covered Transitioning from Belay, to either a counter balance rappel, a haul or belay escape. Reading: Self-Rescue by David Fasulo (ISBN 9780762755332) Some photos I took during the weekend course:   Quincy Quarries   Marc Chauvin on rappel rings Outdoor Lecture Setup: Transition to rappel on two ropes Setup: Transition to rappel on a sin

Safety Course - Portsmouth Kayak Adventures

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So my rock climbing girl buddies and I are set to go rock climbing and kayaking in Acadia, ME in September. Only problem is I don't have a kayak. So I figured I'd rent one. But there's gotta be more to just renting a kayak. I mean, just how the heck do your use one? So I looked around for some basic lessons and found Portsmouth Kayak Adventures . Their website has loads of photos and well, they're a close drive for me. I was looking forward to learning basic paddle strokes but more importantly, I needed to learn Wet Exits, and Self-Rescue as well as Assisted Rescue techniques. So I signed up for the $75 course and it fit the bill to a 'T'! The morning of my lesson was pouring but I eagerly headed up north as I didn't want to miss my lesson. When I got to PKA the rain had stopped but it was still cloudy. I met with Kendall, paid my fee and signed some paperwork. Kendall had me use a 14 feet Perception kayak and showed me how to carry it into w