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Jul 9, 2013, 1:33 PM

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Re: [skelldify] Tito Traversa
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skelldify wrote:
a trip with too few instructors..

I disagree.

I am italian but work as a professional climbing instructor in france, where the common ratio is up to 12 children for 1 instructor.

(12=4 teams of 3. One climber, one belayer, one "backup belayer". We esteem ourselves capable of supervising efficiently 4 teams)

of course to run things safely with such numbers you need a very good sense of organization, the ability to obtain the respect of the rules you lay down, good knowledge of the place, and a very alert mind.

the only downside is that safety might go at the expense of children's spontaneity, as you somehow need to turn them into "belay soldiers"...I had a parent complaining once about this.

the training to get the full certificate consists of about 800 hours over at least one year, including both theoretical information and supervised practice.

by the way, one of the most crucial professional rules we are taught is to NEVER make a professional use of an equipement that is not your own and you haven't personally inspected and approved.

unfortunately italy does not have anything an improvised or badly trained instructor, even one kid might be one kid too many...

(This post was edited by ghisino on Jul 9, 2013, 1:40 PM)

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