SNAS 2 (Singapore National Abseiling Standard)
Abseiling Personal Competency
What is SNAS 2?
This course is designed as a follow on from the Abseiling Proficiency Course Level 1.

This course teaches a progression into acquiring advance personal proficiency skills to descend and ascend on ropes.
Why train with me?
If you have made up your mind to get trained, there are many options out there. Why sign up with me? When you learn new skills, not only do you want to learn from somebody who has mastered those skills, but also from somebody who is current, and good at teaching.

I have been trained in various countries such as Singapore(duh!), Australia, Indian Himalayas, Scotland, England, and the French Alps. You can find out more here. I will be able to provide you with multiple perspectives that will help you in your learning journey.

I follow a social constructivist theory of learning and apply an inquiry-based approach as my pedagogy. This is a mouthful but in essence, it means that the way that I design the sessions is very deliberate. Often, you only get back to the activity after a few months following your training. My aim is that you understand the fundamentals such that you feel confident to carry on even after a few months break. Don't just take my words for it, you can see what previous participants said below.
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What does the syllabus cover?
This standard allows you to abseil confidently after a leader has rigged the abseil site.
  • Introduction of Other Abseil Equipment (usage, care, limitation)
    • Accessory cords (various diameter)
    • Slings/ Tapes
    • Descending device – (Tubular, GRIGRI, STOP)
  • Safety Considerations
    • Rope placement on descender (smiley face)
    • Loading a karabiner on a minor axis & 3 points loading
    • Importance of dressing a good knot
    • Using an auto-braking device
  • Knots and Hitches
    • Double Figure of 8 knot
    • Double Figure of 8 knot with double bight
    • Double Fisherman knot
    • Tape knot
    • Friction knots (Standard, Klemheist, French)
    • Clove Hitch
    • Italian Hitch (Munter)
    • Half Hitch
    • Ascend and changeover to abseil with backup
  • Descend Practice
    • Abseil with different devices, Italian Hitch
    • Abseil with backup (auto-block)
  • Self Rescue Technique
    • Escape from jammed devices, cords
  • Ascending on ropes (prusiking)
    • Ascend and descend on ropes using accessory cords
How to sign up?
If you made up your mind, below are some of the details you need to know about the course:

Course & Instructor Fee: S$ 180
Duration: 2 Days
Location: Various options are available upon sign-up
Exclusion: Meals, Gym entrance fee, equipment rental,

I only run courses on weekends. For signing up, please watsapp me here indicating number of people and preferred date.
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