About Rigging for Rescue

Rigging for Rescue offers technical ropework seminars renowned for their focus on applying the critical thinking and systems analysis skills required to competently incorporate ropework and rigging into effective rescue systems. For more information visit www.riggingforrescue.com

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ouray Mountain Rescue Refresher

The Ouray Mountain Rescue Team recently completed a 3-day Rigging for Rescue workshop.  Included in the field exercises were the 2-attendant moderate slope lower and raise and guiding line pictured below.  It's always fun to train in the sunshine with close friends!

2-Attendant Technique

2-attendant 1

2-attendant 2

2-attendant 3

Guiding Line

Guiding Line 1

Guiding Line 2

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pike 'n Pivot

Pike 'n Pivot is a technique developed by Rigging for Rescue in the mid 1990's as a method for negotiating a 90 degree edge with no high directional.  The technique greatly reduces the effort needed to execute a difficult edge transition using more traditional methods.

The footage below shows a Pike 'n Pivot during an open enrollment seminar in Ouray in September of this year.