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Paint it Black

Conducting rope rescue trainings in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is always a treat. What incredible terrain! And only 1-2 hours from Ouray depending on which rim you choose to visit. This past weekend, we did a workshop for some of the Black Canyon volunteer SAR personnel who support the ranger cadre in their rescue [...]

Finding Balance: Patient Care in Mountain Rescue

     

RfR Specialty Techniques-Ouray, Colorado

Last week we hosted our spring offering of the RfR open enrollment Specialty Techniques seminar. The participant mix was skewed towards the fire rescue side of rope rescue. As a result, we covered numerous topics & techniques that had applicability to fire rescue scenarios. Content included a compare/contrast of pickoff techniques, edge transitions simulating parapet [...]

Pararescue seminars in Ouray

  A couple of different USAF pararescue squadrons have paid us a visit in Ouray, Colorado this spring. The PJs are specially trained operators within the US Air Force, with skill sets that include rope rescue, climbing, scuba, parachuting, medical, and recovery - just to name a few. Because of the nature of their typical mission [...]

Denali National Park

Weather in the desert southwest is decidedly warm and springlike this time of the year, but there is still an abundance of snow and ice up in the great white north of Alaska.  Conditions this year were perfect for waterfall ice outside of Denali National Park. Our annual training with the climbing ranger cadre from [...]

Moab Fundamentals

We recently completed a Fundamentals Seminar in Moab, Utah.  The canyons surrounding Moab offer a truly magnificent location for developing and refining rope rescue skills.  This program marked the beginning of Rigging for Rescue open enrollment Fundamental Seminars in Moab.  In addition to perfect field training locations and amazing weather, participants and instructors alike are able to spend the [...]

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