Rigging for Rescue Blog

Waterfall Ice Workshop – West Coast PJs

The 131st RQS Pararescue Team visited us in Ouray this past week for a waterfall ice rescue workshop. Ice climbing conditions in Ouray this winter have been as good as we have seen for many [...]

Khumbu Climbing Center Annual Training

For the past two weeks, Rigging for Rescue’s Xander Bianchi has been instructing climbing and rescue techniques at the Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) in Phortse, Nepal in the Khumbu region near Mt. Everest. Each year, [...]

Ouray Ice Park is Open!

The winter weather gods have seen fit to deliver optimal ice-making conditions for the Ouray Ice Park ice farming efforts. Cold temps allowed the Ice Farmers to make ice 24/7 for the past week. Couple [...]

Early Season Ice Climbing

Fellow RfR instructor Tim Pasek and I got out for some November ice climbing in the San Juan's a few days ago. Southwest Colorado received a very cold blast of arctic air in the early [...]

ITRS 2019

We just returned from the annual International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) held in Albuquerque, NM. Rigging for Rescue has been attending and presenting at this event since its infancy in 1986 (NATRS at that time).  [...]

The Great State of Maine

We recently returned from our biennial visit to the spectacular coast of Maine on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park. The training event brings together the handful of SAR teams that perform high [...]

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