Tyrolean traverses are often used as either part of an adventurous activity such as gorge scrambling or as a standalone activity. It is not just MIA holders that deliver this exciting activity, but includes SPA/ RCI / ML and Level 2 mine leaders.
Training, guidance, CPD, sharing of knowledge and hands on experience can be difficult to obtain for many MTA members. Therefore, MTA have addressed this by providing a workshop that gives an insight, serves as a training package and provides a great opportunity to share knowledge and up skill.
This day will look at the fundamentals of rigging Tyrolean’s, core principles, the equipment used, loads subjected to that equipment, safe working loads, 1 rope and 2 rope systems, different ways of tensioning systems and simple rescues.
After an initial discussion based session it will be a hands on workshop. It is an ideal workshop for those that have never rigged Tyrolean’s to those that have a basic / intermediate understanding and would like to learn more or refresh and be up to date with current thinking within an outdoor adventure setting.
The workshop will not cover zip wire systems complex Tyrolean’s or Tyrolean’s used for rescue situations such as mountain rescue.
Workshops Provider - Mark Baggy Richards
Mark Baggy Richards has been involved in rigging Tyrolean’s for over 25 years, mainly in gorges, canyons, over rivers, underground in mines and on the coast of North Wales whilst sea level traversing. One of his favourites was over the entrance to Wen Zawn at Gogarth.
In his role as centre manager for an outdoor education centre, he regularly trains and assesses instructors in the rigging and operation of Tyrolean’s at a variety of venues.
He has taken a keen interest in the principles of rigging, modern thoughts on equipment choice and its application. Mark has also been involved in running similar workshops for the Association of Mountaineering instructors (AMI) alongside being a Technical Advisor for a variety of organisation in view of Tyrolean’s. He holds MIC / CIC and L2 mine
Once booked on the course you will be sent all other relevant information.