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Abseil/Abseiling

Avalanche Transceivers

Avalanche Probe

Backstrap

Bale

Belay

Belay Plate

Belayer

Belts/Legloops/Harness

Bottom Top Roping

Bouldering

Breakline

Buddy System

Chandlery

Compass

Control Site

Control Marker

Crag

Crampons

Daysack

DIN/ISO Standard (Ski Bindings)

Distress Flares

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GLOSSARY

A controlled slide down a rope using a friction device.

Personal equipment strapped to the body that sends out a radio signal. Used to locate people buried in avalanches.

Long metal rod used for locating people buried by avalanches..

A broad strap across the small of the back to support the kayaker in an upright sitting position.

A fixing which locks the toe fitting of a Nordic ski binding to the ski boot or shoe.

Method of attaching rope to rock.

Friction device used to arrest a climber’s slip/fall.

The person who is controlling the rope with the Belay Plate.

Very strong belt fitted to the waist with a lockable buckle.Always used in conjunction with LEGLOOPS to make a complete HARNESS for the body.

A ropework system that is controlled from the bottom of the cliff.The climber is protected by the rope going from them to the top of the cliff then back to the belay plate and belayer on the ground.

Unroped climbing/traversing close to the ground.

Point when approaching a beach at which the waves break.

Where a group is split into smaller units (often 2 or 3 individuals).Members of these small ‘buddy’ groups have a responsibility to look out for each other.

Items of equipment and fittings associated with boats.

Device used for navigating in poor weather conditions or darkness.

Check point on an orienteering course identified by a control marker.

A triangular prism coloured red and white.

Cliff on which climbing takes place.

Spiked frames fitted to sole of boot to prevent slipping on snow or ice.

Small rucksack for day use.

A European Standard to which all ski bindings are manufactured.(Deutsche Industrie Nor/International Standard Organisation).

Hand held firework used for attracting attention in emergency situations.

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