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Schedule 2012 Read Me First

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Jöklamenn ehf. | Glacier Guides Inc. | Kt. 670509-1410 | Laugarvegur 11 | 101 Reykjavik | www.glacierguides.is
Glacier Guides Ice-Training Course Schedule 2012It´s that time again!
 
The Arctic Family „Glacier Guides Training Course“ is a 5 day prep course for candidates wanting to guide on
the glacier tongues. The course is about 45 hour in total and we expect candidates to have basic knowledge or rope work,mountaineering, hiking, rock- and ice-climbing, glacier hiking and mountain rescue.Attached to the documents is the GG Guide Handbook that include all the techniques needed to successfully prepare for the daysahead. Please note - this document and all other documents associated with this course are for your eye´s only.The following schedule is a rough outline of the days with subjects of each day listed. Each day has a lecture component that will beheld inside at Fagurhólsmýri Base Camp.
Logistics:
We will meet at Fiskislóð (Arctic storage space) on the evening of April 16th at 19:00 with all our gear (see gear list attached). Fromthere we will drive our bus East to Fagurhólsmýri approx 4 hours, we will make a short dinner stop on the drive
. If you have anycomplications regarding you needing to leave early you will have to arrange your own transport 
. We will return to Reykjavík on thebus late evening on the 21st of April.
Food:
Candidates shop their own food/lunch/snacks for the days, there are cooking facilities at Fagurhólsmýri. We will be about 15students in total so we suggest you arrange dinners in groups (see below) and cook for one night each group for everyone, pleaseaccount for the 5 instructors as well.
(those of you coming from abroad/out of town ask your group partners to shop group dinners for you and bring cash to refund or make arrangements quickly, the top person on each list is in charge that this gets done)
Due to the nature of our business we should all be ready to change the outline of the days on short notice to make the best use of ourdays.
Course outline:16. April
19:00 Meeting at Fiskislóð Meeting Point  Drive to Fagurhólsmýri Fagurhólsmýri Map 
17. Apríl
08:00 LecturePractical:a.
 
Introductions.b.
 
Knots and hitchesc.
 
Ankersd.
 
Glacier Wonders
 – 
Extendede.
 
Evening MeetingDay end 19:00
18. April
08:00 LecturePractical:a.
 
Client prepb.
 
Client carec.
 
Route selectionEvening MeetingLecture: Machanical Advantage
19.April
08:00 LecturePractical:a.
 
Self rescueb.
 
Crevasse rescueLecture: Evening Meeting
20. April
08:00 Morning MeetingPractical:a.
 
Ice-climbingb.
 
Rescue from top rope/lower in´sc.
 
Step makingd.
 
Strechers and packaging
21. April
08:00 Morning MeetingPractical:a.
 
Route finding and error correctionb.
 
Guiding skillsc.
 
Rescue excerciseIndividual briefing and course closePacking up and driving back to Reykjavík in late afternoon!!
 
Jöklamenn ehf. | Glacier Guides Inc. | Kt. 670509-1410 | Laugarvegur 11 | 101 Reykjavik | www.glacierguides.is
Glacier Guides Ice-Training Course Schedule 2012Equipment List:
 
Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rentalclothing available if anything is missing)Light sweater, wool or fleece
 
Light synthetic or quick dry pantsFirst layersSynthetic or down jacketThin Gloves / thicker gloves
 –
no mittensHat / balaclavaStiff Hiking boots / ice-climbing bootsBackpack 35-45L
 
Sunglasses and sun protectionFood and drinksToiletries
Glacier Gear
Crampons (we do have lots of crampons to borrow)Prussic cord (2 x 6m 7mm/ 2 x 1.5m 7mm)
 
Carabiner´s locking and non locking 5 of eachHelmetHarness Alpine style Ice-axe (we have lots to borrow)Technical Ice-axesIce-screws (3 x if you have them, we have lots) Any gear issues / questions feel free to call /ask for Jón Heiðar
 
at Fjallakofinn, Laugarvegi 11 where you can purchase gear
 
on discount. +354 510-9505
 
Jöklamenn ehf. | Glacier Guides Inc. | Kt. 670509-1410 | Laugarvegur 11 | 101 Reykjavik | www.glacierguides.is
Glacier Guides Ice-Training Course Schedule 2012
 
Food Groups:
#1Gestur Þór Guðmundsson (gesturth@gmail.com)Fannar Þór Benidiktsson (fannar6y@hotmail.com)Snorri Örn Sverrisson (snorrisv@internet.is)Katerina Najmanova (najmanovakaterina@gmail.com)#2Íris Eva Einarsdóttir (iriseinars@gmail.com)Svavar Helgi Ólafsson (svavolaf@gmail.com)Niklas Tingstrom (niklas.tingstrom@gmail.com)Jana Halaszova (j.halaszova@gmail.com)#3Gulli 8450285 (ingivaldur@gmail.com)Magnús Arturo Batista (arturbo111@hotmail.com)Freyr Helgason (freyrhelgason@visir.is) Palli Pressa 6955707 (palli@adventures.is)#4Óskar 8964334 (oskariwild@gmail.com)Palli Formaður 6641807 (pall.gestsson@decode.is)Mike Smith (mksmith35@gmail.com)Guðmundur (Mummi) 6926131 (Mummi92@gmail.com)

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