Topic: Ice Axe Self-Arrest and Crampon Training
Who: Cross Training for: Sugarloaf Ski Patrol, Northstar EMS, Franklin Search & Rescue, MASAR team members.
Locations: Sugarloaf Mountain area 1. Flume Headwall trail on Sugarloaf Mountain 2. NotrhStar Sugarloaf Rescue base Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
Time: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
8:00 a.m. meet at the base of Whiffletree chairlift ready to snowshoe.
8:30 a.m. meet at the top of Flume Headwall (for those who will arrive on skis)
Welcome to winter! This one-day training will begin on the steep flume trail at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. We will begin with ice axe self arrest methods and practice, and other ice axe related techniques.
For the second half of the day we will move to the Sugarloaf NorthStar rescue base about 5 miles south of the resort to learn basic crampon techniques and practice. This will be a better location for training and will not interfere with the skiing public. There will be some crampons available but it would be best to have equipment that you know fits your boots prior to training.
What to bring?
Bring the following gear if you have it:
- Ice Axe
- Your ready pack
- Lunch (or an early Bag burger?)
- Winter hiking/snow clothing
- Snowshoes (to hike up to the flume)
We will cancel if the travel weather is poor as some participants will be traveling from afar.
Watch the FSAR Blog for cancellations and training updates here: http://franklinsar.blogspot.com/
For planning purposes, please RSVP (or questions):