It was our honor and privilege this past week to host military mountaineers from the 10th SFG out of Fort Carson at our home base in Ouray. The 10th Group has a long and prestigious history dating back to WWII. The 10th Group’s members are often some of the American military’s subject matter experts for mountain travel and ropework. Suffice it to say it is humbling to have them seek out Rigging for Rescue for their training needs in rigging and ropework. We have been fortunate to have been able to work with their cadre for the better part of 15 years.
We had a great week of weather and enjoyed the cliffs and crags around Ouray. A lot of the focus was on use of the SKED stretcher in cliff rescue as well as pickoffs of stranded climbers. We also got a chance to rig and operate a highline system across the raging Uncompahgre River.