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Rock safety and self rescue workshop in Pucon, Chile

self rescue

Learn or improve your rock safety and self-rescue skills in a 3-day hands-on workshop around the city of Pucon, in the Chilean Patagonia, led by IFMGA-certified mountain guide Eduardo.

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3 Days





Climbing in general and rock climbing in particular involves risks. Despite being careful, climbers often find themselves in difficult situations without having any rescue plan. During this course you will learn the safety skills and techniques that can save you or someone else’s life.

The workshop comprises 3 practical day sessions on an agreed site around the city of Pucon (227m), in Chile’s southern Araucania region. It will provide you with the key safety and self-rescue techniques to successfully handle challenging situations during your future activities in the mountains.

The following are a few examples of the topics we will cover during the training:

  • Safety system: fall factor, impact force, and braking forces

  • Self-rescue gear/ Self-rescue knots

  • Review of basic techniques: safety meetings, belaying, how to lower people using a pulley system, and rappel

  • Ascending a rope using gear

  • Techniques to pass knots on rappels

  • Rescue rappelling: assisted and with pulley system

  • Self-rescue of a suspended victim during a rappel

  • Hoists

  • Second climber self rescue

  • Leader self rescue

I will take groups of a maximum of 6 people on this workshop. They must be in good shape and have prior rock climbing experience, as well as knowledge on rope management and other safety methods.

If you are in Chile, don’t miss this great opportunity to acquire, refresh or boost your self-rescue skills and techniques. Book this workshop now!

If you are looking for other training opportunities around Pucon, I recommend the 3-day traditional climbing course and the 4-day guided mountaineering course in the Villarrica National Park.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please note that the price also includes certification. The price does not include meals, accommodation or transportation.


More info

Required equipment: • Comfortable and light climbing clothing • Climbing shoes • Hiking shoes • Harness • Belay device (preferably a “reverso” or similar with "Guide Mode") with a screwgate carabiner • Tubular tape with 2 safety carabiners => Slings with 2 screwgate carabiners (preferably a piece of single rope 5-6-meter long) • Helmet • Additional screwgate carabiners • 2 cords of 6-7mm x 2-3m and 1 cord of 6-7mm x 6m • Slings for building anchors and 3 screwgate carabiners • Quickdraws (if available) • Current personal rescue equipment

Meeting point

Pucon, Chile

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile.

Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry ski courses as well as guiding, expeditions and ascent to the most famous volcanoes in Chile.

You can enjoy a multi-sport trip and why not also a deserved relax in hot springs as Termas Geometricas and all this in the loneliness of many of the places where we are going to travel. An invaluable treasure to your hand thanks to Volcanes del Sur Expediciones.


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