My progress in Climb Leader Development continued this weekend by participating in an Accident Management weekend. This is part of the Mazamas
Intermediate Climbing School. Yours truly was the first speaker - I gave a presentation on the Mazamas Critical Incident Debriefing Team
. Following me climb leader Monty Smith
talked about his involvement
in a rescue in the Swiss Alps. Then Portland Mountain Rescue
took the stage and outlined the elements of a successful mountain rescue.
Sunday the students assembled near Timberline Lodge for two rescue scenarios. Here I found myself as the survivor of an avalanche and transported about in a rope litter. I also watched as the students set up a rescue pulley and pulled up a patient in a rope litter.
It was a fine day to be up on the mountain. I had been expecting rain, but the sun was out and I had to apply suntan lotion.
On the home front my daffodils are blooming. Unfortunately the bulbs that my neighbor gave me last year do not feature any flowers. Let's hope they are late bloomers.