I deliver a number of Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) and Mountain Training Association (MTA) each year. I decided to put on a teaching self rescue course for AMI as I knew that this area was of interest to trainees and qualified members and I was also interested in exploring in greater detail the technicalities of teaching this quite complex subject.
We started the day with a bit of theory and I then introduced some of my common principles (STOP) which I have developed. We then went through a number of scenarios looking at venue choice, technique and progression. It was a slightly cold and grey day in the Peaks but we had a good time and the attendees thought that the day went well and was useful.