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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Update and Beyond, Ouray 2012

Once again, a great crew of participants traveled to Ouray, Colorado to attend a Rigging for Rescue Update and Beyond Seminar.  This seminar is open only to previous Rigging for Rescue seminar participants.  The next Update and Beyond Seminar will be held in Yosemite, California in October.  Check out our website for more information.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Difficult Edge Transitions

Difficult edge transitions are among the more challenging scenarios one may encounter rope rescue.  Occasionally, situations arise when a team must negotiate an abrupt edge with no high directional, and the patient condition does not allow for a vertical litter orientation.  In these circumstances, a smooth operation hinges on a strong and coordinated litter attendant, strength and technique from the edge personnel, and polished command and communication.

The clips below exhibit a well-executed difficult edge transition.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Creative Anchoring in Iceland

Mike has returned from his annual trip to Iceland, and has shared some great pictures including these "non-traditional" anchoring solutions. 

Cargo net anchor

Piolet as a pre-tension front tie

Rescuer as the back offset anchor in a compound 9:1

Dirt thread: this piece of webbing is fixed to a customized picket that isn't compromised by the girth hitch