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Novice (II)

The Caving Novice-2 Course completes the novice level. It enables students to progress autonomously on rope and safely navigate and undertake simple ropework in known caves, equipped and without large vertical sections or complex rigging.

140€ per participant

Combine Novice(I) and Novice(II) for only 260€

Dates and Times
2 consecutive days 9:00 to 18:00 – All year round

Details

Minimum number of students: 2
Ratio: 6 students per instructor
The instructor is certified

What does the course include?

  • Certified instructors
  • Course Materials
  • Technical Materials
  • Jumpsuits
  • Photos and videos
  • Accident insurance and third-party liability insurance
Course Topics

  • Equipment (II)
    • Individual Advanced equipment (I)
    • Group Advanced equipment (I)
  • Anchors
    • Anchor placement
    • Anchors & hangers
  • Techniques & Safety
    • Rope progression (II)
    • Knots
    • Basic rigging
    • Basic self rescue
    • Orienteering (II)

Novice Caving Course Programme

Day 1

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Registration and course presentation
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Transfer to the Cuevamur
  • 9:45 – 13:30 Theoretical and practical workshop
    • Review of basic techniques
    • Natural medium
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Practical Workshop
    • Basic rigging
    • Narrow passages
    • Self rescue
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Back to the nor3 headquarters in Ramales

Day 2

  • 8:30 – 10:00 Trip to the Fresca Cave
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Practical and Theoretical Workshop
    • Advanced Orienteering
  • 11:00 – 13:30 Practical Workshop
    • Advanced horizontal progression techniques
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 17:30 Practical Workshop
    • Rigging abseils and traverse lines
    • Creative problem solving & emergency techniques
  • 17:30 – 18:00 General overview, course evaluation and closure
  • 18:00 – 18:30 Back to the nor3 headquarters in Ramales
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