In Cave Emergency Exercises (ICEE) - Seminar
December 4-5, 2021
This course is designed to prepare cavers to assist in self rescue situations during a cave trip when a party member becomes injured. This course is geared towards project cavers, those who explore the underground environment and are routinely far from an entrance, or who find themselves stuck in a cave for an extended time.
A minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 students.
Topics that will be covered throughout the course include:
The seminar cost (per person) is $75.
All seminar instructors are volunteers to help keep costs low.
Lawrence County, Indiana (near Springville)
Required equipment for the course, in addition to what you might carry for an 8-10 hour trip includes:
Due to cavers working in close proximity, proof of vaccination (2 weeks after last shot) or a negative COVID test dated no earlier than Monday, November 29, 2021 will be required!
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Breakfast is on your own. Class will convene at 8am EST at the shelter house at the Avoca Park in Avoca, IN. We will caravan to the Sullivan Cave Property after a brief discussion. We will proceed to the cave and begin with an in depth discussion regarding equipment choices. This will be your last chance to adjust your equipment before proceeding Once the course begins in the cave, we are committed for the duration of the class as exiting the cave is not an option.
Sullivan Cave does allow for water filtration throughout the cave, however it is not a river cave. Expect to get muddy and damp in 54F temperatures. No wetsuits or PFDs are required or recommended.
As we proceed throughout the cave, we will choose an adequate campsite and allow for approximately 8 hours of rest Saturday evening.
We expect to be out of the cave no later than 5pm EDT Sunday, however it may be earlier.
(812) 278-9577 <--land line...no texts will come through
[email protected] <--best means of getting in touch with me!
Yes I am a current NSS member. NSS number required.
I am not currently a member of the NSS