Rigging Tyrolean’s – The Fundamentals
Venue North Wales and The Peak District
MTA CPD Workshop
Tyrolean traverses are often used as either part of an adventurous activity such as gorge scrambling or underground mine exploration or as a standalone activity. It is not just MIA holders that deliver this exciting activity but also 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.
I have 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 my favourites was over the entrance to Wen Zawn at Gogarth. A majority of this work has been Tyrolean’s for groups.
One exciting project was rigging postman’s walk for the ITV series Don’t Rock The Boat which was aired on ITV in November 2020. ( see below )
Through my role as centre manager for an outdoor education centre and technical expert and safety advisor for other organisations, I regularly train and assess instructors in the rigging and operation of Tyrolean’s at a variety of venues.
I have taken a keen interest in the principles of rigging, modern thoughts on equipment choice and its application. I have also been involved in running similar workshops for the Association of Mountaineering instructors (AMI)
Cost £45.00 per person. – You need to be an MTA member to attend.
Dates TBC – Feb May and October 2022
CMS- This course is also advertised on the Mountain Training CMS site
Duration 1 day – 9.00am- 5.00pm
Venue – These are run in North Wales and The Peak District
Peak District Saturday 26 March 2022
North Wales – 21st November 2021
Max Ratio 1:6