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Southeast Region: New River Gorge Craggin' Classic Clinic Information

Southeast Craggin' Classic Clinic Information

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 Traditional Protection & Anchoring with Appalachian Mountain Institute                                                     (meet at AAC NRG Campground)—9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This 1 day course focuses on placing protection and constructing anchors for single-pitch or multi-pitch climbing. First, you will learn how protection works, which type of protection to select, how to create various rigging options and why. Next, you will learn how to select the proper type and size of artificial gear given the rock.  This progresses to techniques for placing protection and evaluating your placements.  The second part of the AMI Anchor Clinic  will teach you how to create a variety of anchor matrix’s using slings, cordelettes, and rope.  More than just rigging an anchor, you will develop the skills for determining the best anchor rigging and load distribution.

Equipment to bring:
harness 
helmet
climbing protection
20' cordelette
2 foot slings
4 foot sling
Destintion:  Bridge Buttress
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Climbing First Aid: Prepare and Prevent with Vertical Medicine Resources
(meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Description:
  No matter how good or how careful you are, accidents happen. When they do you can either be a helpless muppet at the whim and mercy of Mother Nature, or you can take charge and care for yourself and your climbing partner. This clinic will show you techniques of climbing first aid that are equally useful at the local crag or a distant Himalayan ridge.
Topics Covered include: 
-Using your climbing gear in first aid situations.
- Multiple uses for simple and lightweight everyday items.
- Carrying and litter techniques using nothing more than yourself and your rope.
- Gear and kit critique. Examples of first aid kits for various size groups, destinations, and climbing styles. - Question forum.
- First aid swag for participants.
Pre-Requisites:
A desire to learn and take better care of yourself and your climbing partners, no matter the situation.
Equipment Needed:
Bring your personal climbing gear, what you normally carry to the crag, and any first aid items you may carry.
About Vertical Medicine Resources:
Vertical Medicine Resources, based in Portland, Oregon, is a medical guiding and consulting team dedicated to provide training and support for clients in a vertical environment. Whether at the local crag, a desolate alpine ridge, or trekking through remote highland villages, our mission is to assist individuals and groups for their adventures in vertical and mountainous terrain, prevent injuries while in these surroundings, and overcome challenges to succeed in their personal and professional summits.
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Intro. to Falling...The Warrior's Way with Arno Ilgner 
(meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Student Requirements: climb at least 5.9 in gym on toprope without falling.
  • Equipment: bring usual sport climbing gear, including a rope and helmet.
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Strength Conditioning & Training for Bouldering with Five Ten Athlete Tim Rose                                 (meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Athletes of all abilities share a common desire to push what they are able to do and accomplish goals they set in front of them. When and what should you be doing on and off the climbing wall to condition physically and mentally so when you are at the crux of your next project you have the desire and the tools to get through it? Dynamic Strength Conditioning for Athletes equips you with the information to do just that - all you need is motivation.   

Fitness

What is fitness? What is conditioning? When should I be training and when should I be resting? Where do I stand as an athlete and how can I achieve the success that I am looking for? General explanations of these terms, how to gauge your progress and tools you can use to reach your goals. 

Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most overlooked ways to increase performance. The science of nutrition and how it relates to athletic performance is discussed along with different diet techniques to achieve specific results. This portion of our program focuses on how simple choices can add up to huge gains for athletes in the climbing community.

Training - on the wall

Tips for making strength gains while training in a climbing gym or on your project.  

Training - off the wall

Specific exercises that can be applied in a gym or at home that will help enhance your strength, endurance and power on the wall. 

* Required - Attendees are required to work. This clinic is designed to push athletes of all abilities past their comfort zones. Athletes with medical conditions should be advised by a physician before taking part in any advanced training or exercise.

* Training and Nutritional information - Strength training and nutrition information provided by Summit Strength Training, Fort Collins CO. Registration - One time fee covered in Invoice Quote to be paid by AAC.

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Crack Climbing for Women with Five Ten Athlete Jessa Goebel                                                              (meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

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Intro. to Trad Climbing with Seneca Rocks Climbing School                                                                    (meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

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Trad Techniques with New River Mountain Guides                                                                                   (meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

 

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How to Climb Tall when you are Short with Whitney Boland                                                                  (meet at AAC Campground) -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

 

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Wilderness First Responder Certification Class (9/14-9/20) THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CRAGGIN' CLASSIC

Dates: 14-20 September 2013 (Course begins at Noon on Saturday, 14 September)

 This course is limited to 16 students. We are excited to partner with the American Alpine Club to offer a high quality, climbing focused wilderness first responder course in the beautiful New River Gorge, WV. The cost for this course is discounted members of the American Alpine Club.

 Members: $500

Non-Members: $625

 About Vertical Medicine Resources:

Vertical Medicine Resources, based in Portland, Oregon, is a medical guiding and consulting team dedicated to provide training and support for clients in a vertical environment. Whether at the local crag, a desolate alpine ridge, or trekking through remote highland villages, our mission is to assist individuals and groups for their adventures in vertical and mountainous terrain, prevent injuries while in these surroundings, and overcome challenges to succeed in their personal and professional summits.

 About the WFR Course:

Vertical Medicine Resources is licensed to provide the AdventureMed Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR/BWLS). This WFR course is accredited by the University of Utah School of Medicine and is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of wilderness medicine and the basic skills to treat the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness. This program is appropriate for professional guides and other non-medical persons who want a deeper understanding of wilderness medicine.

Course highlights: 

- 74 hours of lectures and hands on training?(full WFR certification) and 30 hours of training for WFR Recertification

- Additional training in decision making and administering medication

- Exceeds WMI-NOLS WFR equivalent?in hours and topics

- Accredited by the University of Utah School of Medicine

            Course Curriculum (required topics for Certification):

                        Patient Assessment and Documentation

                        Primary and Secondary survey

                        Workshop: Patient Assessment

 CPR Certification

 Bleeding and Shock

                        Wound and Burn Management

                        Workshop: Wound Management

 Fractures

                        Dislocations

                        Workshop: Improvising Splints and Traction

 

                        Chest injuries

                        Abdominal injuries

                        Workshop: Chest and Abdominal Physical Exam

 

                        Head and Spine injuries

                        Workshop: Head and Spine Injuries/immobilization

 Drowning/Submersion

                        Lightning

                        Heat illness

                        Cold injuries

                        Frostbite

                        Altitude Illness

                        Workshop: Environmental Injuries

 

                        Animal bites

                        Insect stings

                        Poisoning

                        Anaphylaxis

                        Workshop: Animal Related Injuries

 

                        Medical emergencies (cardiac, respiratory, GI/GU)

                        Neurologic emergencies

                        Gender specific emergencies

                        Common backcountry issues (blisters, diarrhea, etc.)

                        Evacuation techniques (carries and litters)

                        Workshop: Patient evacuation

 

                        Test Review and open discussion forum

Complex scenarios with evacuations

                        Updates: First aid kits, legal, water purification

                        Written Exam

                        Capstone Practical Exam

 Instructors:

J. Pearce Beissinger, PA-C, FAWM

- Fellow, Academy of Wilderness Medicine

- Board of Directors, Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine

- Fellow, Academy of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery

- Full-time board certified (NCCPA), Physician Assistant, Portland Adventist Medical Center Cardiac Surgery

- Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), Member

- Volunteer missionary and medical advisor, Climbers for Christ Mission Organization

 

Seth C. Hawkins, MD, FAWM

- Fellow & Master Fellow Candidate, Academy of Wilderness Medicine.  Anticipated Master Fellow conferral date January 2014.  To date, no physician has ever been identified as a Master Fellow, and only two other Master Fellowships have ever been awarded.

- Founder & Chief, Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team (in application process to become first Mountain Rescue Association-affiliated team in the southeastern United States)

- Medical Director, Burke County EMS Special Operations Team (high angle rescue team) and Landmark Learning (Wilderness Medicine school in NC)

- Medical Advisor, NC Outward Bound School (including its climbing school)

- Founder & Director, Bhutan EMS Task Force

- Full-time board-certified clinical emergency physician

- Vice President of Mountain Emergency Physicians

- Founder & Course Director, Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship

- Founder & Executive Director, Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine

- Executive Editor, Wilderness Medicine magazine

- Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians

 

Debbie A. Simon, RN, FAWM, DiMM, CPT

- Fellow, Academy of Wilderness Medicine

- Course Director, Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)

- Member, Medical Expeditions (MedEx, a UK based expeditionary medicine research charity)

- Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Fitness Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (specialized in performance in vertical environments)

- Member, New River Gorge High Angle Rescue Team, New River Gorge, WV

- Full-time certified registered nurse

- Peer/Manuscript Reviewer, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins/Wolters-Kluwer

medical journals

- Steering Committee, Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine

 

R. Bryan Simon, RN, FAWM, DiMM

- Fellow, Academy of Wilderness Medicine

- Board of Directors, Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine

- Founding Member, Board of Directors, Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team

- Climbing Medicine columnist, Wilderness Medicine magazine

- Member, New River Gorge High Angle Rescue Team, New River Gorge, WV

- Full-time certified registered nurse

- Member, Medical Expeditions (MedEx, a UK based expeditionary medicine research charity)

- AAC Committee member, ‘Live your Dream’ Grant (Southeast)  – American Alpine Club

- Freelance author (climbing and climbing medicine topics), various publications to include Climbing magazine and Dead Point Magazine.

 


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