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Improvised Rescue Techniques

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All outdoor activities come with their fair share of danger; some more than others. We can teach you how to deal with these unfortunate incidents, so you can be ready should the worst happen.

Our two-day course takes place outdoors on suitable Lake District crags.

Day 1: On the first day, we will practice various rescue techniques, including:

  • construction of sound and simple anchors;

  • escaping from the anchor;

  • climbing up and down ropes;

  • safeguarding abseils;

  • abseiling with a casualty;

  • assisted and unassisted hoisting; and

  • freeing a suspended climber from a tight rope.

Day 2: On day two, we will head back out to the crags and create some planned but potentially real-life scenarios in which we can practice our skills.

After completing this course we hope you will feel more confident leading a big route or abseiling into the unknown over a sea cliff!


Our Improvised Rescue Techniques courses are held within the Lake District.

Conditions / Level of Difficulty / Fitness Requirements

This course has low fitness requirements, although we will be moving over various types of terrain under conditions ranging from sun to fog to rain or snow (indeed the less ideal the better!).

No previous experience is required.

What We Provide

Go Higher will provide:

  • instructor/s;

  • all technical equipment as required (e.g. helmets, ropes, harnesses); and

  • local transport to and from the course location.

What You Need to Provide

You will need to provide:

  • adequate personal insurance;

  • sturdy footwear;
  • gloves;

  • waterproofs;

  • small rucksack to carry personal items and lunch;

  • warm clothing (regardless of weather);

  • camera;

  • packed lunch / flask;

  • sun cream / lip balm (in sunny weather); and

  • small amount of cash.

Remember that conditions can change rapidly in the hills, so always be prepared! It is often worth bringing along a spare set of clothing to change into at the end of the day in the event that conditions do worsen.

Also check the conditions for your chosen course or holiday, as requirements vary for each course/holiday.

Scheduled Courses and Holidays

Below are the scheduled courses and holidays for this activity. For the full list of activities, courses and holidays please refer to the Tariff and Calendar.

Improvised Rescue Techniques Courses

ActivityStart DateEnd DateDaysPrice
Improvised Rescue Techniques05/0706/072£150

Like to know more?

If you'd like to know more about this activity and/or Go Higher and our our services, please feel free to contact us.

Make a Booking

Would you like to join us? Then fill in our booking form.





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