E4 - Is the Belay Competency Drop Test Still Valid?


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  • What is the Belay Competency Drop Test?
  • Brief history of past papers and arguments discussing the topic.
  • How do you have a good test to test something where you have to let go of it to make it work?
  • Is there a way to account for the human element?
  • Is there a better test?
  • If one line fails, is it still controllable?
  • Where do you want your best guy?
  • What is the safest belay system?
  • When was the last time there was a main line failure during a real operation as opposed to training?


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