Operating under special use permit from the Uncompahgre National Forest, Grand Mesa National Forest,
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Denali National Park
Rigging for Rescue Seminars
Since 1986, Rigging for Rescue has offered technical ropework consulting and inquiry-based
rope rescue seminars to groups and individuals from across North America and overseas
either at their location or at Rigging for Rescue's base in the San Juan Mountains of southwest
Colorado and the Kootenays of south-eastern British Columbia.
Rigging for Rescue seminars have been, and continue to be, instrumental in providing clear
direction and leadership on ropework to the rescue community. Understandably, Rigging for
Rescue has become the source of much of the material used by other progressive instructors.
Those who are in positions of responsibility need the information that a Rigging for Rescue
seminar can provide and should consider this seven-day session as the bare minimum an
effective instructor would need as background.
Search and rescue personnel, firefighters, mine and other industrial rescuers, swiftwater
rescuers, military personnel, mountaineers, cavers, and ski patrollers from around the world
are just a few of the people who have attended in the past. Key leaders and instructors from
rescue groups, fire departments, mine and other industrial rescue teams, mountaineers and the
military have claimed that Rigging for Rescue seminars are vastly superior in terms of
educational and practical value than any other similar course they have attended. Many
divergent rope rescue disciplines have benefited greatly from Rigging for Rescue seminars.
Ouray seminar participants: as part of our program of ongoing research and study of rope
rescue issues, we utilize an on-site drop testing tower and slow pull test machine, both with
data acquisition capabilities. If you have a specific technique, rigging configuration, or simply a
curiosity that you would like to see tested, contact us in advance of the seminar to see if we
can plan it into your seminar. There is no charge for the testing; however, you would need to
bring any materials (rope, carabiners, etc.) that you would like to see tested. By mutually
sharing ideas and information, we move towards a greater collective understanding of the
technical aspects of rope rescue.
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