About devteam

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far devteam has created 66 blog entries.

Yosemite Update and Beyond

Rigging for Rescue held an open enrollment Update and Beyond seminar in Yosemite Valley in October.  It was great to see old friends and train in such an inspiring setting.  Below are some photos from a packed week.

ITRS 2011

Earlier this month representatives from Rigging for Rescue once again attended the International Technical Rescue Symposium in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  Every year ITRS brings together members of the rescue community to discuss the state of the art of technical rescue.  This event is always a worthwhile experience - a great opportunity to share ideas and [...]

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 Guiding Line

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 [...]

Rigging for Washington

Rigging for Rescue instructor and Denali National Park mountaineering ranger Brandon Latham is currently in Washington DC as as rigging consultant for the ongoing repairs to the Washington Monument.  Learn more about the project here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/destinations/story/2011-09-29/Expert-team-faces-a-monumental-task-in-Washington/50610458/1

Updated Website

New content in the updated Rigging for Rescue website includes: -2012 open enrollment calendar for both the Rigging for Rescue and Update and Beyond seminars. -Information and photos for the 2012 Mountain Rescue Week -Information about contract testing -And selected testing videos Included in the testing videos now available on the website is this favorite, [...]

Ice Workshop 2012

This year's ice workshop will run from January 15-20 in Ouray, Colorado.  More information about this offering is available on the Rigging for Rescue website here: http://dev.riggingforrescue.com/WI.html . Here are some photos from previous Ice Workshops: Rigging for Rescue also conducts ice workshops on a contract basis.  Contact the RfR office for pricing and scheduling.

Destruction in the name of Education

Rigging for Rescue’s slow pull machine, dubbed “The Rack”, has been brought out for two recent seminars. Seminar participants were invited to test knots, anchor systems, hardware, and any other item that they wanted to see pulled to failure. Clearly these tests can only be considered “quick-look” and non-comprehensive testing. This Prusik bypass failed at [...]

Paint it Black

Members of Rocky Mountain Fire and West Metro Fire collaborated for a Rigging for Rescue seminar in Ouray last month.  Part of the curriculum included a multipitch lower off of the Alimony Wall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Home to the biggest walls in Colorado, the Black Canyon is a true [...]

Update and Beyond: Highlines, Guiding Lines, Deflection Lines, Oh My

A diverse group of rope access, fire service, swiftwater and mountain rescue personnel attended last week's Update and Beyond seminar in Ouray, including folks from Australia, Rescue Japan, North Carolina, and Colorado's Front Range.  As usual, it was a skilled and motivated crew that found time for both training and fun in the Ouray sunshine. [...]

Sitewide loader

This just allows me to drop the JS for popup maker on all pages, for use with the generic “popup” shortcode

Close Me