Fallen Hiker

Fallen Hiker

What to do when a hiker falls off the trail. This course concentrates on four aspects of a fallen hiker situation.

  • Risk assessment and a plan of action.
  • Skills training without ropes.
  • Ropes and knots as tools.
  • Rope-working skills including safety-line belays.


 Fallen Hiker Pages

  1. Home
  2. Assessment
  3. Response
  4. Climbing skills
  5. Ropework

Fallen Hiker course handout and notes – pdf

Fallen Hiker Knots handout – pdf

Disclosures and rules

I am not professionally trained or certified in anything, so learn at your own risk
I am not sponsored by any organization, so don’t blame them for what I teach
I teach in concepts and understanding.
If you don’t understand, you won’t remember.
If you don’t understand, then I’m not doing my job….ask more questions.
I teach rules of thumb. They apply only 99 percent of the time
Rules can be broken only if you understand why you need to break it and accept the consequences
Before you disagree or ignore what I teach, have the patience to listen and understand the reasoning behind it before you make up your mind.
What I teach is not absolute. You can change it to suit your needs.
There is no “the only right way”…. It all depends on circumstances