Practical Land Based Skills II
Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Llion Morris
Overall aims and purpose
Acquire the skills and knowledge associated with the use of the rope during a variety of land-based adventure activities.
Understand how the quality of preparation and reflective follow-up affects the safety and learning outcomes of group-based adventure activities.
Develop the ability to contribute positively to a group and to make safe, sustainable decisions in relation to the varied outdoor environments in which they are operating.
In addition, the specific activity skills and knowledge taught will include:
- Environment specific hazards
- Activity specific equipment
- Anchor selection
- Combining Anchors
- Route Choice
- Multi-pitch climbing
- Roped scrambling
There is an ability in this module to tailor learning to individual specific needs with regards to use of the rope. Requests welcomed.
To be awarded A- or above, students must demonstrate that they consistently make very effective, positive contributions to their group’s experience during participation in a range of land based activities. At this level, students can, with accuracy and insight, assess and analyse their own development needs using advanced and/or novel reflection techniques with respect to one land based activity in which the rope is used. In text citations and reference list formatting is to departmental guidelines without errors or omissions.
To be awarded B- or above, students must be able to demonstrate that they make regular and effective contributions to their group’s experience during participation in a range of land based activities. Students at this level can, with a good degree of accuracy, assess their own development needs using simple reflection techniques with respect to one land based activity in which the rope is used. In text citations and reference list formatting is to departmental guidelines with some errors or omissions.
To be awarded a pass mark D- students must be able to demonstrate, that they can sometimes contribute positively, at a basic level, to their group’s experience during participation in a range of land based activities. At threshold level students can perform a rudimentary assessment of their own development needs in respect of one land-based activity in which the rope is used. In text citations and reference list formatting is not to departmental guidelines with multiple errors or omissions.
NB. Practical sessions are compulsory. If they are missed without mitigating circumstances then you may fail the module.
Contribute positively to a group, while roped scrambling, outdoor rock-climbing and sea level traversing
Identify, understand and react appropriately to the environmentally sensitive and technically demanding situations encountered while undertaking roped adventurous land-based activities.
Accurately assess their own development needs with respect to a land-based adventure activity involving the use of the rope.
Self evaluation of your personal skills using the rope and an action plan for you to use in your second semester.
An environmental or technical project to further your knowledge of using the rope. This will be in area outside of work covered within the module.
There will be a day put aside towards the end of the second semester where the core skills will be assessed (10%). This will be in the form of going climbing and abseiling. You will be expected to choose a route and climb it in a safe manner using the rope to either set up a bottom rope, set up a top rope or lead climb. You will then be expected to set up an abseil and descend using it safely.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Contact time - theory
To keep personal logs, reflect on practical sessions and follow up reading and preparing for assessments.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Acquiring the rope skills associated with safe, land-based, adventure activities.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Subject specific skills
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- self-appraise and reflect on practice
- plan and design practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant skills
- undertake fieldwork with continuous regard for safety and risk assessment.
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- communicate succinctly at a level appropriate to different audiences.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-2029.html
• Navigation. Carlo Forte 2012. UKMTB. ISBN-10: 0954151151 • Weather for Hillwalkers and Climbers. Malcolm Thomas 1997. Leisure Interests. ISBN: 0750910801
• Hillwalking. Steve Long April 2003. UKMTB. ISBN: 0954151100
• Rock Climbing Essential Skills & Techniques Libby Peter 2011. 2nd Revised edition. UKMTB ISBN-10: 095415116X
• Mountaincraft and Leadership. Eric Langmuir 2004 Sports Scotland. Revised Third Edition. ISBN:1850602956
• Handbook of Climbing. 2nd edition. Fyffe/Peters 1997. Pelham Books. ISBN: 0720720540
• Indoor Climbing. Peter Hill 2009. Cicerone Press. ISBN-10: 1852845848
Reflection and reviewing
• http://reviewing.co.uk/ this website is from a famous author Roger Greenaway and is based around reflective thinking and personal development in the outdoors, amongst other things.
Practical skills based books
• MLTB -Mountaincraft and Leadership - Revised Third Edition (Eric Langmuir, 2004) ISBN:1850602956
• Pelham Books – Handbook of Climbing (Fyffe/Peters, 1997) ISBN: 0720720540 Menasha Ridge Press –
• Mountain Navigation (Peter Cliff, 1991) ISBN: 1871890551 Sutton Publishing
• Weather for Hillwalkers and Climbers (Nick Banks, 1995) ISBN: 0750910801 • Mountain Leader Training UK - Hillwalking (Steve Long, April 2003) ISBN: 0954151100 • Mountain Leader Training UK - Rock Climbing, Essential Skills & Techniques (Libby Peters 2004) ISBN: 0954151119
• Totem Pole (Paul Pritchard),ISBN-10: 0898866960, Mountaineers Books (April 2000) • Deep Play: A Climber's Odyssey from Llanberis to the Big Walls (Paul Pritchard), ISBN-10: 0898865654, Mountaineers Books (January 1998) • The White Spider(Heinrich Harrer), ISBN-10: 0007197845, HarperPerennial; New Ed edition (January 17, 2005) • Games Climbers Play (Ken Wilson) Sierra Club Paperback Library, ISBN-10: 0871563010, Random House, Inc. (June 12, 1982) • Touching the Void (Joe Simpson), ISBN-10: 0060730552, Harper Paperbacks; Revised edition (January 2004) • Life and Limb (Jamie Andrew), ISBN-10: 0749950528, Portrait; New Ed edition (February 24, 2005)
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- C611: BSc Adventure Sport Science year 2 (BSC/ASS)
- C61P: BSc Adventure Sport Science with Placement Year year 2 (BSC/ASSP)
- C602: BSC Sport Science (ODA) year 2 (BSC/SSOA)
- C612: MSci Adventure Sport Science year 2 (MSCI/ASS)
- C609: MSci Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) year 2 (MSCI/SSOA)