Self Rescue

In 1985 at the age of 16 Rich Mayfield (now chief instructor) fell from the crux of Gogarth sustaining serious head injury. The people around him at the time were much older and very experienced climbers, who had taken the time to learn the additional skills required for just such an occurrence. Rich owes those people his life.

From that point on, Rich started reading about and practicing self rescue skills. He was formally recognized by General Sir Patrick Cordingly in 1995 for is role in saving 10 lives including his own during an adventure training that went horrendously wrong in Borneo.

Every climber should know the basics of  self rescue!



Use of & different types of pussicks

Incident management

Casualty evacuation


Introduction to rescue equipment

Accident avoidance

Course duration 1 or 2 days   Costs from £140 to £200

What’s included: 3 nights accommodation (self catering), instruction, equipment, transport to and  from the Orange House during course.

What´s not included: Flights, food and travel insurance we recommend BMC insurance

We believe that we are the most flexible climbing course provider around. We employ local guides and as we own the accommodation we can control all aspects of our requirements. If you don’t see any dates that fit on the diary then please get in touch and see what we can do. After 8 years of working this way, trust us to find you a perfect solution.


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