Rigging for Rescue Blog

Khumbu Climbing Center – Advanced Rescue Course

Rigging for Rescue instructors Dave Shuman and Philippe Wheelock recently returned from a month in Nepal, having volunteered their time to instruct the advanced rope rescue course for the Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) in the [...]

SAR Tech Training in Quebec

This past week we have been instructing a Rigging for Rescue Waterfall Ice Climbing & Rescue Workshop for a SAR Tech Squadron in Quebec, Canada. The SAR Techs have a similar mission profile to a [...]

Waterfall Ice Workshop – Ouray

Basic principles of rope rescue follow the LAST components of Locate, Access, Stabilize, and Transport. Waterfall Ice is no different on the big picture sequence of events; but the techniques, strategies, and terrain challenges certainly [...]

Special Forces Group – Ice Workshop in Vail

This past week we had the distinct honor of being tapped to train some of our country's finest in ice climbing and rescue in the waterfall ice environment.  The 19th and 10th SFG units have [...]

Mount Desert Island SAR in Acadia NPS

Conducting a technical rope rescue seminar in Acadia in the autumn is as scenic as it gets. Beautiful fall colors, pristine granite, and thankfully bluebird days with dry conditions. Every two years, several of the [...]

Grand Canyon NPS

This fall we returned to the Grand Canyon to train with the NPS ranger cadre. The top of the Grand Canyon rim offers pretty straightforward anchoring options with a lot of stout vegetation and rock [...]

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